borrow /ˈbɑroʊ/ verb
borrows; borrowed; borrowing
borrows; borrowed; borrowing
Learner's definition of BORROW
[+ object]
: to take and use (something that belongs to someone else) for a period of time before returning it
: 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

/ˈbɑrəwɚ/ noun, plural borrowers [count]