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Borrow Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • get temporarily; "May I borrow your lawn mower?"
  • take up and practice as one''s own

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Borrow'


  • Borrow: Borrow or borrowing can mean: to receive (something) from somebody temporarily, expecting to return it. In finance, monetary debt ...
  • Borrow pit: A borrow pit, also known as a sand box, is a term used in construction and civil engineering . at another location Borrow pits can be found ...
  • George Borrow: George Henry Borrow (5 July 1803 – 26 July 1881) was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his experiences ...
  • Chester Borrows: Kerry James "Chester" Borrows (born 1957) is a New Zealand politician. Early years: Borrows initially worked as a police officer , and later ...

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'Borrow' example sentence in quotations


* Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. - Ambrose Bierce

* To read means to borrow to create out of one's readings is paying off one's debts. - G. C. Lichtenberg

* We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children. - American Indian Proverb


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Borrow Sample Sentences in News


  • Ask Stacy: Should I Borrow From My Retirement Account to Pay Debts?
    My question is, I have some money in my retirement account. Is it better to borrow some of that money to pay down debt if you don’t have any other additional financial resources coming in to pay down the debt, or should you keep funding retirement and paying down the debt slowly as best as you can? Can you borrow from your retirement plan? The law allows loans f Read more on this news related to 'Borrow'
  • Borrow restaurant's best decor ideas
    Q: Is it OK to copy décor ideas from favorite restaurants or stores? My partner and I love the little wine bar down the street from us. It’s so warm and cozy, and makes us feel so happy and relaxed. We want to create that feeling in our kitchen and dining room, but where do we start? Read more on this news related to 'Borrow'
  • Batavia school district wants to borrow $15 million for upgrades
    Batavia voters will be asked on the Nov. 4 ballot whether the school district should borrow $15 million to pay for projects that include synthetic turf athletic fields, windows and parking lots. Read more on this news related to 'Borrow'

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