verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to sail close to the wind; luff.
- to sail close to the shore.
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Idioms for borrow
Origin of borrow
OTHER WORDS FROM borrow
Definition for borrow (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM BorrowBor·ro·vi·an [buh-roh-vee-uhn], /bəˈroʊ vi ən/, adjective, noun
Example sentences from the Web for borrow
Newcomers to RV camping might appreciate a little help shepherding their borrowed house into its campsite when they reach their destination, which spurred our interest in the Lincoln’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist.Backing up a trailer is really hard, but this $100,000 SUV offers a new solution|Dan Carney|November 19, 2020|Popular Science
Once you have the list of your competitors, you can start analyzing them in greater detail to learn your rivals’ strengths and borrow their best practices.
Namely, when we try to have discussions about the future — we have talked a lot about getting married and having children together — he borrows the phrase "10-year plan," which one of his roommates uses a lot.Carolyn Hax: The 10-year plan is his brainchild. Her 5-year plan is a child child.|Carolyn Hax|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Other groups like the water district and environmental groups in Borrego Springs are alarmed over the pipeline’s path which appears to borrow through Anza Borrego State Park.Morning Report: Water Districts Wary of San Diego’s Pipeline Plan|Voice of San Diego|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Unlike the federal government, state and local governments cannot borrow money to make up for budget deficits, so budgets will need to be cut.Cities Are Falling Short on Coastal Access – and Short-Term Rentals Could Help|Philip King and Sarah Jenkins|November 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
And the average student borrower had $29,400 in debt as of 2012.The Price of College Has Increased 1120 Percent Since 1978, So Is It Worth It?|Andrew Rossi|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After getting burned badly in the housing crash, most lenders now check everything on a borrower's loan application.
The borrower loses credibility, respect, and the ability to participate in the market in the future.
In addition, the typical credit score for a post-2008 borrower is a healthy 755.
For a borrower, these notes add up to a loan, which they then have to pay back over the term.Why Is Larry Summers Signing Up With Lending Club?|Matthew Zeitlin|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Amongst all my fellow clerks I remember one only who resembled as a borrower some of my quondam associates at Derby.
In both the borrower of money pledges his property as security while the money remains unpaid.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
He was in the position of a borrower driving a risky trade, or of a would-be insurer who leads an unhealthy life.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
I really came as a borrower, but circumstances permitted me to play the rle of the lender.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
On another occasion the same borrower deducted from the interest accrued due a pound he said he had lent the youthful poet.Obiter Dicta|Augustine Birrell
British Dictionary definitions for borrow (1 of 2)
- living an unexpected extension of life
- close to death
Derived forms of borrowborrower, noun
Word Origin for borrow
usage for borrow
British Dictionary definitions for borrow (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with borrow
In addition to the idiom beginning with borrow
- borrow trouble
- beg, borrow, or steal
- on borrowed time