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Definitions of borrow

  1. To obtain on promise of return; copy; adopt; pretend; feign. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To feign or counterfeit. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To receive; to take; to derive. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; - the opposite of lend. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; - a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To obtain the use of, for a time, with the understanding that it is to be returned; to take; to copy; to adopt; as, almost all republics borrow their constitutions from the United States; in arithmetical subtraction, to take a number from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To obtain on loan or trust: to adopt from a foreign source. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To obtain as a loan. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To receive something with the intention of returning it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. take up and practice as one's own Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To obtain by solicitation a loan; to appropriate and employ; to copy; to assume. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The act of borrowing. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. BORROWER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for borrow

  1. " It's the last time we can borrow your mother's car," said Carter, " and we'd better make it go as far as we can." – The Man Who Could Not Lose by Richard Harding Davis
  2. Up; and with my own coach as far as the Temple, and thence sent it to my cozen Turner, who, to ease her own horses, that are going with her out of town, do borrow mine to- day. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
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