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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To use something for a while by agreeing to return it later.

Usage examples (41)
  • Before you borrow money from a friend, decide which you need more.
  • May I borrow your lawn mower?
  • A gallery of idols with delicious flat chests, or to borrow a Japanese word, petanko.
  • PAUL: We tax, we borrow, we borrow from the Chinese. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "borough" (town) had to "borrow" (receive a loan) a "burro" (donkey) to carry the soil away from the opening of the "burrow" (lair or den).
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