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Definition of Borrow

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.

Borrow Quotations

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. - Woodrow Wilson
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson

I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.
B. B. King

I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
Dorothy Dix

If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you're going to the bank to borrow money.
B. B. King

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
Publilius Syrus
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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
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