borrow a page from

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of borrow a page from

: to use a technique or idea first used by (another person or group)
  • The company is borrowing a page from its largest competitor.

Word by Word Definitions

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

page play
  1. : a youth being trained for the medieval rank of knight and in the personal service of a knight

  2. : a youth attendant on a person of rank especially in the medieval period

  3. : a boy serving as an honorary attendant at a formal function (such as a wedding)

  1. : to wait on or serve in the capacity of a page

  2. : to summon by repeatedly calling out the name of

  3. : to send a message to via a pager

  1. : one of the leaves of a publication or manuscript

  2. : the material printed or written on a page

  3. : a written record

  1. : to number or mark the pages of

  2. : to turn the pages (as of a book or magazine) especially in a steady or haphazard manner


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