borrow borrow  /ˈbɑ ˌroʊ/


  1. (v) get temporarily
  2. (v) take up and practice as one's own



  1. Despite her promises, the First Lady continues to borrow designer dresses.
  2. Always borrow responsibly, they say.
  3. If we keep trying to borrow that much from overseas--as you've probably gathered, selling debt means borrowing money--today's quality problems may soon seem petty.


  1. WLOX Editorial: Don't leave the debt to the taxpayers

    Professional minor league baseball in Biloxi. It sounds like a good idea. To build a baseball stadium, the state will come up with $15 million and the city of Biloxi will borrow $21 million.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WLOX-TV Biloxi

  2. Paper rules: Why borrowing an e-book from your library is so difficult

    E-books are firmly in the mainstream and no longer a new, scary technology. So why is it still so difficult to borrow an e-book from the public library? E-reader makers, software developers, and publishers all appear to be working at cross-purposes, and e-book lovers suffer for it.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

  3. Carjacking suspect arrested

    HANFORD — Ask to borrow it, then take it anyway if the person says no.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Hanford Sentinel


  1. "It seems as if permits were too often issued based on little more than assurances of safety from the oil companies. That cannot and will not happen anymore. To borrow an old phrase, we will trust, but we will verify," Obama said.
    on May 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post (blog)

  2. House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio accused Democrats of thinking they can "borrow and spend their way back to prosperity" and complained that there weren't enough tax cuts in the measure.
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: John Boehner Source: USA Today

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