Definition of borrowing
: something borrowed; especially : a word or phrase adopted from one language into another
Examples of borrowing in a Sentence
He's compiling a list of Japanese borrowings in English.
Students must have their own pencils. Borrowing is not allowed.
Economists predict that there will be increases in government borrowing.
Recent Examples of borrowing from the Web
Arial looked at underwriting and financing costs of the comparable state borrowings last year by Idaho and Colorado.
But if voters reject that bond, assistant city manager Suzette Sibble said short-term borrowing is always an option.
A downgrade to junk, though, would add further financial pressure by increasing its borrowing costs and preventing many mutual funds from buying Illinois's securities.
Most of the delinquencies in auto loans have been concentrated around subprime borrowing, which has become more accessible to consumers in recent years.
The international-investor optimism that dominated in the earlier part of the year is now souring, as curbs on leverage push up the cost of domestic borrowing.
The negative outlook indicates a higher likelihood that the bond ratings — currently Baa1 — could be downgraded in the next 12 to 18 months, which could then make future borrowing by the Yankees a costlier proposition.
But the smartest borrowing — and one of the best of the 600-old visual effects shots — is the living skeletons.
The prospects of higher borrowing costs also triggered Tuesday’s big sell-off in stocks.
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First Known Use of borrowing
BORROWING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of borrowing for English Language Learners
: something that is borrowed; especially : a word or phrase from one language that is used in another language
: the act of borrowing something; especially : the act of borrowing money
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