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lend-lease

[lend-lees]
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noun
  1. the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend-Lease Act) passed in 1941: such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
  2. the two-way transfer of ideas, styles, etc.
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verb (used with object), lend-leased, lend-leas·ing.
  1. to supply (matériel or services) as authorized by the Lend-Lease Act.
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Origin of lend-lease

First recorded in 1935–40
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lend-lease

noun
  1. (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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