Definition To borrow
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to borrow: to use an item that belongs to another person for a short time
May I borrow your car this weekend? I promise I'll return it to you on Monday morning.
UK: May I borrow your car this weekend?
US: No you may not borrow my car this weekend!
- "I can even borrow a tie from my dad to complete the look."
- "Perhaps we could borrow that intern, Edward Moon, for a week or two - at least until things quiet down a bit?"
- "I've already hired a director, and we've arranged to borrow some animals from the Los Angeles Zoo."
- "Can I borrow your guitar?"
- "Horatio : (thinking) I'm sure he won't mind if I borrow his HI-FI speakers!"
- "I prefer to say that I'm "borrowing" him."
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