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/ 5bCrEU; `bBro/ v [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ (sth) (from sb/sth) 1 receive or obtain (sth) temporarily (from sb/sth), with the promise or intention of returning it []: borrow (money) from the bank, a friend * I've forgotten my pen. Could I borrow yours? . ? * borrow a book from the library . Cf lend. 2 (a) take and use (sth) as one's own; copy (sth) ; : borrow freely from other writers * borrow sb's ideas, methods * Handel borrowed music from other composers. . (b) (of a language) adopt (a word or phrase) from another language : The expression `nouveau riche' is borrowed from French. `nouveau riche'. 3 (idm ) (be living on) borrowed time period of time for which one continues living after an illness or a crisis which might have caused one to die .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
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