Definition of “lend” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /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.

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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.

(Definition of “lend” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)