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An example use of lease in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… an inch on the lease and so you're going …”
Lease is a verb meaning to grant the use of something for a period of time in return for payment.
the word lease occurs in english on average 6.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lease can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;