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Learner's definition of BORROW  
[+ object] 
: to take and use (something that belongs to someone else) for a period of time before returning it
   b  : to take and use up (something) with the promise to give back something of equal value
◊ When people borrow money from a bank they pay back the same amount over a number of months or years plus an added amount that is called interest.
: to use (an idea, saying, etc.) that was thought up by someone else
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]  : to use (a word or phrase from another language) in a language
[+ object]in subtracting from a number with two or more digits  : to take 1 from a digit and add it as 10 to the digit in the next lower place

beg, borrow, or/and steal

— see beg

be living on borrowed time

: to continue to be alive after you were expected to die

— borrower

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