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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

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
Horace Mann

I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue.
David Cameron

A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
Indira Gandhi

In Asia, a lot of successful economies that had been living on their own saving, decided to open up their financial markets to international capital in the early 1990s. So here were countries doing quite well, but they decided they'd borrow a bit more and do even better.
Jeffrey Sachs

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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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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