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English definition of “lend”

lend

verb
 
 
/lend/ (past tense and past participle lent /lent/)
GIVE OBJECT [+ two objects] A2 to give something to someone for a period of time, expecting that they will then give it back to you: She lent me her car for the weekend. I do have a bike but I've lent it to Sara.Borrowing, lending and debtGiving, providing and supplying
GIVE MONEY [I, T] B2 If a bank lends money, it gives money to someone who then pays the money back in small amounts over a period: The bank refused to lend us any more money.Borrowing, lending and debtGiving, providing and supplying
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