beg, borrow, or/and steal

Definition of beg, borrow, or/and steal

informal
:to do whatever is necessary to get something that is wanted or needed
  • We'll have to beg, borrow, or steal the extra chairs we need for the meeting.

Word by Word Definitions

beg play
  1. : to ask for as a charity (see charity 2a)

  2. : to ask earnestly for : entreat

  3. : to require as necessary or appropriate

borrow play
  1. : to receive with the implied or expressed intention of returning the same or an equivalent

  2. : to borrow (money) with the intention of returning the same plus interest (see 1interest 2a)

  3. : to appropriate for one's own use

steal play
  1. : to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice

  2. : to come or go secretly, unobtrusively, gradually, or unexpectedly

  3. : to steal or attempt to steal a base

  1. : the act or an instance of stealing

  2. : a fraudulent or questionable political deal

  3. : bargain


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