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Definition of Borrow


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
  4. To feign or counterfeit.
  5. To receive; to take; to derive.
  6. Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage.
  7. The act of borrowing.
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Borrow Translations

borrow in Afrikaans is leen
borrow in Dutch is lenen
borrow in Finnish is lainata
borrow in German is leihen, borgen, entlehnen, borge
borrow in Italian is farsi prestare
borrow in Spanish is tomar prestado