to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent:
Our neighbor borrowed my lawn mower.
to use, appropriate, or introduce from another source or from a foreign source:
to borrow an idea from the opposition; to borrow a word from French.
Arithmetic. (in subtraction) to take from one denomination and add to the next lower.
to borrow something:
Don’t borrow unless you intend to repay.
to sail close to the wind; luff.
to sail close to the shore.
Golf. to putt on other than a direct line from the lie of the ball to the hole, to compensate for the incline or roll of the green.
borrow trouble, to do something that is unnecessary and may cause future harm or inconvenience.
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to obtain or receive (something, such as money) on loan for temporary use, intending to give it, or something equivalent or identical, back to the lender
to adopt (ideas, words, etc) from another source; appropriate
(not standard) to lend
(golf) to putt the ball uphill of the direct path to the hole
(intransitive) (golf) (of a ball) to deviate from a straight path because of the slope of the ground
(golf) a deviation of a ball from a straight path because of the slope of the ground: a left borrow
material dug from a borrow pit to provide fill at another
living on borrowed time
living an unexpected extension of life
close to death
George (Henry). 1803–81, English traveller and writer. His best-known works are the semiautobiographical novels of Gypsy life and language, Lavengro (1851) and its sequel The Romany Rye (1857)
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library card. a card issued by a library to individuals or organizations entitling them or their representatives to borrow materials.
the act of one who borrows. the process by which something, as a word or custom, is adopted or absorbed. the result of such a process; something borrowed, as a foreign word or phrase or a custom. to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent: Our neighbor borrowed my […]
Sir Arthurian Romance.. Also, Sir Bors de Ganis [duh gan-is] /də ˈgæn ɪs/ (Show IPA). a knight of the Round Table, cousin of Lancelot. a natural son of King Arthur. Historical Examples Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II (of II) Thomas Malory Stories of King Arthur and His Knights U. Waldo Cutler Chronicle and Romance (The […]
any of various eastern European soups made with beets, cabbage, potatoes, or other vegetables and served hot or chilled, often with sour cream. Contemporary Examples Up to a Point: PJ O’Rourke on Sochi and Senate Slackers P. J. O’Rourke February 6, 2014 Historical Examples Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill noun a Russian and Polish soup based […]