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Borrow Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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: construction, borrow pit Borrow, Iran, a village in Fars Province David Borrow, British politician George Borrow, English author Nik Borrow, bird artist
  • Thomas and Ann Borrow: Thomas Borrow and Ann Borrow are two paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby. Thomas Borrow was the eldest son to Isaac and Honor Borrow and was born in 3
  • Borrow pit: A borrow pit, also known as a sand box, is a term used in construction and civil engineering. It describes an area where material (usually soil, gravel
  • Beg, Steal or Borrow: For the 2010 song, see Beg, Steal or Borrow (Ray LaMontagne song). "Beg, Steal or Borrow" was the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed
  • George Borrow: George Henry Borrow (5 July 1803 – 26 July 1881) was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his experiences traveling around Europe
  • Beg, Borrow and Steal: Beg, Borrow and Steal may refer to the 1962 song "Beg, Borrow and Steal" by Vernon Harrell (a B-side) the 1968 song "Beg, Borrow and Steal" by Ohio Express
  • David Borrow: David Stanley Borrow (born 2 August 1952) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Ribble from 1997 to 2010
  • Borrow Beck: Borrow Beck is a stream in Cumbria, England on the eastern edge of the English Lake District. Rising at Borrowdale Moss near Lord's Seat, the beck runs
  • Beg, Steal or Borrow (Ray LaMontagne song): "Beg, Steal or Borrow" is the lead single of the album God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise by American folk singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne and his backing

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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


  • After loan from tycoon, how will 1MDB pay off other debts, asks PKR
    State investment vehicle 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will have a tough time clearing debts it has raked up if it had to borrow billions from magnate T. Ananda Krishnan to pay up outstanding loans, says PKR. Its secretary-general, Rafizi Ramli, said the firm faced cash-flow problems as it had to borrow from Ananda Krishnan to pay off... Read more on this news related to 'Borrow'
  • Telford & Wrekin Council could borrow £2 million to boost builders
    Telford & Wrekin Council could borrow £2 million to give to developers to complete housing schemes put on hold in the recession. Read more on this news related to 'Borrow'
  • Shameful for 1MDB to borrow from Ananda Krishnan, says DAP
    Putrajaya should be embarrassed that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had to resort to securing a loan from magnate T. Ananda Krishnan to pay off billions in overdue debts, the DAP said today. Its national publicity secretary, Tony Pua, said such a “desperate” measure proved that no commercial lending institutions were willing to lend it... Read more on this news related to 'Borrow'

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