Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “borrow” en inglés

See all translations

borrow

verb uk   /ˈbɒr.əʊ/ us    /ˈbɑːr.oʊ/

borrow verb (RECEIVE)

A2 [T] to get or receive something from someone with the intention of giving it back after a period of time: Could I borrow your bike from ( UK non-standard off) you until next week? She used to borrow money and not bother to pay it back. He borrowed a novel from the library.C1 [I or T] to take money from a bank or other financial organization and pay it back over a period of time: Like so many companies at that time, we had to borrow heavily to survive. We could always borrow some money from the bank. [T] to take and use a word or idea from another language or piece of work: English has borrowed many words from French.
More examples

borrow verb (MATHEMATICS)

[T] to put a number into a different column when doing subtraction
borrower
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
a person, organization, etc. that borrows: Banks are encouraging new borrowers.
borrowing
noun [C or U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
Public borrowing has increased in recent years.
(Definition of borrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de borrow
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “borrow” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

piglet

a baby pig

Palabra del día

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Aprende más 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Aprende más