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borrow

verb
 
 
/ˈbɒrəʊ/
USE [T] A2 to use something that belongs to someone else and give it back later: Can I borrow a pen please? I borrowed the book from my sister.Borrowing, lending and debt
MONEY [I, T] to take money from a bank or financial organization and pay it back over a period of timeBorrowing, lending and debt
IDEA [T] to take and use a word or idea: The English word 'rucksack' is borrowed from German.Using other languages
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