bor|row


bor|row
bor|row1 «BOR oh, BR-», transitive verb.
1. to get (something) from another person with the understanding that it must be returned: »

Can I borrow your book to read at home and then return in a few days?

2. to take and use as one's own; adopt: »

Rome borrowed many ideas from Greece.

SYNONYM(S): appropriate.
3. to take from another language: »

The words for the vegetable “squash” and for “canoe” were borrowed from the American Indians.

4. to take (one) from the digit immediately to the left and add its place value to the digit being subtracted from: »

In 46 minus 19, borrow 10 from 40 to add to the 6, making the subtraction in the first digit 9 from 16.

5. Dialect. to lend.
–v.i.
1. to borrow something: »

She always borrows from me.

2. Golf. to putt to the left or right of a straight line with the hole in order to compensate for a roll or slant of the green.
[Old English borgian < borg pledge]
bor´row|a|ble, adjective.
bor´row|er, noun.
Usage Borrow is often followed by from: »

I would like to borrow five dollars from you.

It is followed less commonly and more formally by of: »

He borrowed a large sum of the bank.

bor|row2 «BOR oh, BR oh», noun.
1. a pledge; surety.
2. a tithing or frankpledge.
[Old English borg]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bor´row|a|ble — bor|row1 «BOR oh, BR », transitive verb. 1. to get (something) from another person with the understanding that it must be returned: »Can I borrow your book to read at home and then return in a few days? 2. to take and use as one s own; adopt:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bor|row|ing — «BOR oh ihng, BR », noun. 1. the act of a person who borrows. 2. a thing borrowed …   Useful english dictionary

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