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bor·row

borrow

 
 
pronunciation:
ba ro [or] baw ro
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: borrowed, borrowing, borrows
definition 1: to take or receive (something) with the intention of returning it or something equivalent to it.
similar words:
float, pawn, raise, touch
definition 2: to take (something originating from another source) for one's own use.
He borrowed her style of writing.
synonyms:
adopt, appropriate
antonyms:
impart
similar words:
filch, lift, pilfer, scrounge, swipe, use
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take or receive something temporarily.
In order to afford this car I will need to borrow.
similar words:
scrounge, take
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derivation: borrower (n.)
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  bank, book