beg, borrow, or/and steal

Definition of beg, borrow, or/and steal


  1. :  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

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

    :  to ask earnestly for :  entreat

    :  to require as necessary or appropriate

  1. : begin; beginning

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

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

    :  to appropriate for one's own use

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

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

    :  to steal or attempt to steal a base

  1. :  the act or an instance of stealing

    :  a fraudulent or questionable political deal

    :  bargain

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