borrow /ˈbɑr·oʊ/, /ˈbɔr-/ v [I/T]
› 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-/ n [C] › The rate charged to borrowers is 9.7%. borrowing /ˈbɑr·ə·wɪŋ/, /ˈbɔr-/ n [C/U] › [U] Jefferson opposed government borrowing.