George-borrow



George, 1803–81, English traveler, writer, and student of languages, especially Romany.
Historical Examples

The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
The Life of George Borrow Herbert Jenkins
Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various
The Vagabond in Literature Arthur Rickett
Res Judicat Augustine Birrell
Gipsy Life George Smith
Res Judicat Augustine Birrell

verb
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
noun
(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

noun
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)
v.

In addition to the idiom beginning with
borrow

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  • Borrow

    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 […]

  • Borrow–pit

    a pit from which construction material, as sand or gravel, is taken for use as fill at another location. Historical Examples A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar noun (civil engineering) an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere noun Examples Word Origin



  • Borrowable

    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 […]

  • Borrowed-time

    an uncertain, usually limited period of time extending beyond or postponing the occurrence of something inevitable.



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