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
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.
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
If you cancel a $200,000 mortgage, that's treated as $200,000 worth of income to the borrower.
They were the fault of the lender, the borrower, and the regulator.A Famed Private Equity Guru on How Long the Pain Will Last|Greg Manning|October 21, 2008|DAILY BEAST
That which determines the rate, of any particular people, at any particular time, is the productive ability of the borrower.Usury|Calvin Elliott
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; / For loan oft loses both itself and friend.
Books sent to him are charged to him as if delivered to a borrower.Library Bookbinding|Arthur Low Bailey
By inquiry he learned that the borrower had loaded the mower into a handcart and hurried off.Witty Pieces by Witty People|Various
Grandfather Mole said it was the first sunshade that a borrower had ever returned to him.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
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