Meaning of “borrow” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /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.

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MONEY [ I, T ]

to take money from a bank or financial organization and pay it back over a period of time

IDEA [ T ]

to take and use a word or idea:

The English word 'rucksack' is borrowed from German.

(Definition of “borrow” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)