Meaning of BORROW in English


[bor.row] vb [ME borwen, fr. OE borgian; akin to OE beorgan to preserve--more at bury] vt (bef. 12c) 1 a: to receive with the implied or expressed intention of returning the same or an equivalent "~ a book" "~ed a dollar" b: to borrow (money) with the intention of returning the same plus interest

2. a: to appropriate for one's own use "~ a metaphor" b: derive, adopt

3: to take (one) from a digit of the minuend in arithmetical subtraction in order to add as

10. to the digit holding the next lower place

4: to adopt into one language from another

5. dial: lend ~ vi: to borrow something -- n -- borrow trouble : to do something unnecessarily that may result in adverse reaction or repercussions

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