borrowing borrowing  /ˈbɑ roʊ ɪŋ/


  1. (n) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
  2. (n) obtaining funds from a lender


  1. The White House contends that her borrowing broke no law.
  2. 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.
  3. To be sure, the increase in borrowing costs has already slowed home-loan-refinance activity, but it is unlikely to do much else to damage the economic recovery.


  1. German New Net Borrowing Seen at 40-Year Low in 2014

    German New Net Borrowing Seen at 40-Year Low in 2014
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Indebted countries see borrowing costs edge up

    Europe's indebted countries have seen their borrowing costs edge higher after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it could start phasing out its bond-buying program. The market shift raises concerns that ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Greek borrowing rates jump on coalition fears

    Greece's borrowing costs have spiked to their highest level this year amid rising concerns over the future of the country's governing coalition. The yield on the country's benchmark ten-year bond has spiked 0.80 percentage point Friday to 11.35 percent. That's the highest in 2013.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News


  1. "Entitlement increases and tax cuts need to be paid for," Obama said Tuesday, as he invited dozens of conservative Democrats to the White House to discuss his approach. "They're not free, and borrowing to finance them is not a sustainable...
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "Given the extent of damage to financial systems, the loss of wealth, the necessary adjustments to a long period of excessive borrowing around the world, it seems realistic to expect a gradual recovery, with more than the usual ups and downs and...
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Timothy Geithner Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "Borrowing money and cutting cheques to fund infrastructure is not the best way to juice the economy," Republican Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina said in an interview. "And this notion that Washington, with a blink of a wand, can...
    on Jan 2, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: Globe and Mail

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