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bor•row



Pronunciation: (bor'ō, bôr'ō), [key]
v.t.
1. to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent: Our neighbor borrowed my lawn mower.
2. to use, appropriate, or introduce from another source or from a foreign source: to borrow an idea from the opposition; to borrow a word from French.
3. Arith.(in subtraction) to take from one denomination and add to the next lower.

v.i.
1. to borrow something: Don't borrow unless you intend to repay.
2. Naut.
a. to sail close to the wind; luff.
b. to sail close to the shore.
3. Golf.to putt on other than a direct line from the lie of the ball to the hole, to compensate for the incline or roll of the green.
4. borrow trouble, to do something that is unnecessary and may cause future harm or inconvenience.

Bor•row



Pronunciation: (bor'ō, bôr'ō), [key]
n.
George, 1803–81, English traveler, writer, and student of languages, esp. Romany.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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