The twins often borrow each other's clothes.
I'm borrowing a friend's car for the weekend.
He borrowed the book from the library.
Will you see if we can borrow a cup of sugar from the neighbors?
She borrowed $20 from me.
The speech was peppered with phrases borrowed from Winston Churchill.
She borrowed the technique from local artisans. See More
Recent Examples on the WebThe government had previously resorted to the old playbook of encouraging local governments to borrow more money to fund infrastructure projects to boost growth.—Laura He, CNN, 31 Jan. 2023 After those are exhausted, the debt limit must be raised or suspended in order for the United States to borrow money to pay its bills.—Joe Rennison, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2023 Congress must pass a law raising the current limit of $31.4 trillion or the Treasury Department can’t borrow any more.—Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2023 Congress must pass a law raising the current limit of $31.4 trillion or the Treasury Department can't borrow any more, even to pay for spending lawmakers have already authorized.—Arkansas Online, 15 Jan. 2023 Congress must pass a law raising the current limit of $31.4 trillion or the Treasury Department can’t borrow any more, even to pay for spending lawmakers have already authorized.—Jeff Stein, Leigh Ann Caldwell And Theodoric Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Jan. 2023 Without congressional action to raise that limit, the government can’t borrow beyond it.—Richard Mcgahey, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 There have been two instances where the department ran out of engines and couldn’t borrow from a neighbor, Swaney said.—Blake Nelsonstaff Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2022 The government’s decision not to borrow might indicate a wariness about fueling inflation, which jumped to a seven-year high in March as sanctions ratcheted up the price of imports.—Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 2 May 2022 See More
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Middle English borwen, from Old English borgian; akin to Old English beorgan to preserve — more at bury