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Spanish translation of “borrow”

borrow

verb /ˈborəu/
to take (something, often money) temporarily with the intention of returning it
tomar prestado
He borrowed a book from the library.
borrower noun
persona que toma algo prestado
Borrowers are having to pay more for their mortgages.
borrowing noun
préstamo
Government borrowing has hit a record high.
borrow from: I borrow money from a friend. lend to: My friend lends money to me / My friend lends me money.
(Definition of borrow from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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