To borrow

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Definition

to borrow: to use an item that belongs to another person for a short time
verb
May I borrow your car this weekend? I promise I'll return it to you on Monday morning.

Pronunciation examples
UK: May I borrow your car this weekend?
US: No you may not borrow my car this weekend!
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Examples

  • "Perhaps we could borrow that intern, Edward Moon, for a week or two - at least until things quiet down a bit?"
  • "I prefer to say that I'm 'borrowing' him."
  • "Can I borrow your guitar?"
  • "I can even borrow a tie from my dad to complete the look."
  • "I've already hired a director, and we've arranged to borrow some animals from the Los Angeles Zoo."
  • "Horatio : (thinking) I'm sure he won't mind if I borrow his HI-FI speakers!"

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