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
School board members have authorized the district to issue up to $5 million in tax anticipation warrants, a form of short-term borrowing.
The Fed has raised rates three times in the past six months, but that hasn’t necessarily led to higher borrowing costs this year.
City officials resorted to short-term borrowing to cover an end-of-year shortfall that left them unable to make payroll.
More Tompor: Credit scores are generated after analyzing a consumer's history of borrowing and paying bills on time, as reflected in the credit reports compiled by the three national credit bureaus.
House Republicans have not taken a position on either borrowing or shifting the drink tax to consumers.
In 2010, the City Council approved borrowing surplus money from Laguna’s own funds, such as its parking fund and street lighting fund, to pay off $10 million in a side fund earmarked for police, fire and marine safety plans.
The Trump administration also wants Congress to raise the government's statutory borrowing limit before August, another fight that could collide with the Affordable Care Act repeal.
Policy makers could rein in the speculation by speeding up the pace of interest-rate increases, but their inflation mandate makes higher borrowing costs harder to justify given that increases remain subdued.
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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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