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English definition of “lend”

lend

verb (GIVE)    /lend/ (lent, lent)
A2 [T] to give something to someone for a short period of time, expecting it to be given back: She doesn't like lending her books. [+ two objects] If you need a coat I can lend you one/lend one to you.Borrowing, lending and debt B2 [I or T] If a bank or other organization lends money, it gives money to someone who agrees that they will pay the money back in the future, usually with extra money added to the original amount: The bank refuses to lend to students. [+ two objects] The bank agreed to lend him $5,000.Borrowing, lending and debtBanks and bank accounts Grammar:Lend or borrow?Lend means ‘give something to someone for a short time, expecting that you will get it back’. The past simple and the -ed form are lent:See more
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