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the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress
passed in 1941: such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
the two-way transfer of ideas, styles, etc.
verb (used with object)
to supply (matériel or services) as authorized by the Lend-Lease Act.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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(during World War II) the system organized by the US in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany
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