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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

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
Igor Stravinsky

Don't borrow someone else's spectacles to view yourself with.
Simon Travaglia

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
Kin Hubbard

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

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.
Rudyard Kipling
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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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