- borrow pit,
- borrow trouble,
- borrowed time,
- borrower's card,
- borscht circuit,
Origin of borrowing
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to sail close to the wind; luff.
- to sail close to the shore.
Origin of borrow
Examples from the Web for borrowing
“He is borrowing my voice to tell you this story,” she told the crowd.
Generally, the better the rating, the lower the borrowing cost for the issuer.
Borrowing language from his father, Paul said he does not wear his religion “on my sleeve.”
Ravitch has said the borrowing would have been temporary and would have come in exchange for a more transparent budget.Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed|Josh Robin|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In hopes of standing out amid the Easter crazy, some churches are borrowing themes from popular culture.Can’t Fill the House On Easter? Try Handing Out Gadgets|Matthew Paul Turner|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He really wanted to establish my credit by setting me to raise loans, on the theory that borrowing is the basis of credit.The Magic Skin|Honore de Balzac
I had seen a great deal of borrowing going on during the week; everybody's money seemed to belong to everybody else.May Iverson's Career|Elizabeth Jordan
Borrowing an image from the Turkish empire, he called her a Duchess with three tails.Life Of Johnson, Volume 5|Boswell
I shall only call it borrowing from you, Harry Gregson, if I take it and use it to pay off the debt.My Lady Ludlow|Elizabeth Gaskell
Now the management of the Palliser property had always been conducted on principles antagonistic to borrowing.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
- living an unexpected extension of life
- close to death
Word Origin for borrow
Old English borgian "to lend, be surety for," from Proto-Germanic *borg "pledge" (cf. Old English borg "pledge, security, bail, debt," Old Norse borga "to become bail for, guarantee," Middle Dutch borghen "to protect, guarantee," Old High German boragen "to beware of," German borgen "to borrow; to lend"), from PIE *bhergh- "to hide, protect" (see bury). Sense shifted in Old English to "borrow," apparently on the notion of collateral deposited as security for something borrowed. Related: Borrowed; borrowing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with borrow
- borrow trouble
- beg, borrow, or steal
- on borrowed time