(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A ~ is a sum of money that you borrow.
The president wants to make it easier for small businesses to get bank ~s.
see also bridging ~ , soft ~
If someone gives you a ~ of something, you borrow it from them.
He had offered the ~ of his small villa at Cap Ferrat.
N-SING: N of n
If you ~ something to someone, you lend it to them.
He had kindly offered to ~ us all the plants required for the exhibit...
We were approached by the Royal Yachting Association to see if we would ~ our boat to them.
VERB: V n n, V n to n, also V n
Loan out means the same as ~ .
It is common practice for clubs to ~ out players to sides in the lower divisions...
The ground was ~ed out for numerous events including pop concerts.
PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron) to n, be V-ed out , also V n P, V P n
If something is on ~, it has been borrowed.
...impressionist paintings on ~ from the National Gallery...
PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v