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Hire a cab

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to hire a taxi, a cab (UK): to take, to rent, to use a taxi
In American English, "to hire" isn't used to describe "taking a taxi", and "rent" is used in place of "hire" to describe paying for the temporary use of something, like a car.

to hire (an employee): to take on, to employ, to appoint, to enlist, to sign up (an employee)

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