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Definition of borrow:

  1. Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage.
  2. The act of borrowing.
  3. To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
  4. To feign or counterfeit.
  5. To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; - the opposite of lend.
  6. To receive; to take; to derive.
  7. To take ( one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; - a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.

Synonyms:

lift out, buy out, repeat, loan, scoop out, assume, sweep up, take in, dramatise, accept, beg, use, sponge, seize, suck up, absorb, strike, embrace, latch on, sop up, sorb, soak up, plagiarize, bear, suck in, fasten on, seize on, take, hook on, scoop, scoop up, take up, start, resume, imbibe, lend, dramatize, suck, take on, mooch, follow, arrogate, take over, rent, acquire, adopt, cadge, hire, buy up, espouse, bum, usurp, relieve, chisel, draw.

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