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Borrow

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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Bor=row

CIDE DICTIONARY

Borrowv. t. [OE. borwen, AS. borgian, fr. borg, borh, pledge; akin to D. borg, G. borg; prob. fr. root of AS. beorgan to protect. 95. See 1st Borough.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.  [1913 Webster]
    "Rites borrowed from the ancients."  [1913 Webster]
    "It is not hard for any man, who hath a Bible in his hands, to borrow good words and holy sayings in abundance; but to make them his own is a work of grace only from above."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To feign or counterfeit.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "The borrowed majesty of England."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To receive; to take; to derive.  [1913 Webster]
    "Any drop thou borrowedst from thy mother."  [1913 Webster]
To borrow trouble, to be needlessly troubled; to be overapprehensive.
Borrown. 
  •  Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ye may retain as borrows my two priests."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of borrowing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of your royal presence I'll adventure
    The borrow of a week.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Borrow, v.
1 a tr. acquire temporarily with the promise or intention of returning. b intr. obtain money in this way.
2 tr. use (an idea, invention, etc.) originated by another; plagiarize.
3 intr. Golf a play the ball uphill so that it rolls back towards the hole. b allow for the wind or a slope.

Idiom
borrowed time an unexpected extension esp. of life.
Derivative
borrower n. borrowing n.
Etymology
OE borgian give a pledge

THESAURUS

Borrow

abstract, act like, adopt, affect, and, annex, appropriate, assume, bag, boost, bum, cadge, chorus, cop, copy, counterfeit, crib, defraud, discount, discount notes, ditto, do, do like, draw, echo, embezzle, extort, fake, filch, float a loan, forge, get a loan, get into debt, get on credit, go in debt, go in hock, go like, hit one for, hit up, hoke, hoke up, hook, imitate, infringe a copyright, lend, lift, make like, make off with, mirror, mooch, negotiate a loan, nip, obtain, palm, pawn, pilfer, pinch, pirate, plagiarize, plunge into debt, poach, purloin, raise money, reecho, refer to, reflect, repeat, run away with, run into debt, rustle, scrounge, shave, shoplift, show a deficit, simulate, snare, snatch, snitch, sponge, steal, swindle, swipe, take, thieve, touch, walk off with

ROGET THESAURUS

Borrow

Borrowing

VB borrow, desume, hire, rent, farm, take a lease, take a demise, take by the hour, take by the mile, take by the year, hire by the hour, hire by the mile, hire by the year, adopt, apply, appropriate, imitate, make use of, take, raise money, take up money, raise the wind, fly a kite, borrow from Peter to pay Paul, run into debt, replevy.

Debt

VB be in debt, owe, incur a debt, contract a debt, run up a bill, run up a score, run up an account, go on tick, borrow, run into debt, get into debt, outrun the constable, run up debts, run up bills (spend), answer for, go bail for, bill, charge.


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