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verb [I/T]    /ˈbɑr·oʊ, ˈbɔr-/
to take something from someone with the intention of giving it back after using it: [T] Could I borrow your bike until next week? [T] fig. We constantly borrow words from other cultures. borrower    /ˈbɑr·ə·wər, ˈbɔr-/ noun [C] The rate charged to borrowers is 9.7%. borrowing    /ˈbɑr·ə·wɪŋ, ˈbɔr-/ noun [C/U] [U] Jefferson opposed government borrowing.
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