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Synonyms for borrow

take on loan


Synonyms for borrow

get temporarily

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take up and practice as one's own

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After which he borrowed a shilling of me for porter, gave me a written order on Mrs.
At length Clara Caverly drew near, and borrowed me of her friend, under a pretext of showing me to her mother, who was in the room, though, in fact, it was merely to get me out of sight; for Clara was much too well-bred to render any part of another's dress the subject of her discussions in general society.
By giving a chattel mortgage on their growing wheat, they borrowed enough, at twenty per cent, to buy seed corn and a plow.
But the old fellow will insist on it that Fred should bring him a denial in your handwriting; that is, just a bit of a note saying you don't believe a word of such stuff, either of his having borrowed or tried to borrow in such a fool's way.
But Fred gives me his honor that he has never borrowed money on the pretence of any understanding about his uncle's land.
Those facile and brilliant phrases and ideas struck me as the finest things I had yet known in literature, and I borrowed the book and read it through.
The other birds, recognising their own borrowed plumage, indignantly protested, and began to strip him.
When I entered the university, I borrowed forty dollars from him, without interest, without security, without buying a drink.
That is to say, when I borrowed one hundred dollars, he handed me ninety-five.
That is, besides having to pay back the full sum they had borrowed they had also to pay some extra money in return for the loan.
Near the end of March, 1845, I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall, arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber.
Each stick was carefully mortised or tenoned by its stump, for I had borrowed other tools by this time.
The learned reader must have observed that in the course of this mighty work, I have often translated passages out of the best antient authors, without quoting the original, or without taking the least notice of the book from whence they were borrowed.
She abruptly put a termination to a flirtation which Lieutenant Stubble of the regiment had commenced with the Surgeon's wife, threatening to come down upon Stubble for the money which he had borrowed from her (for the young fellow was still of an extravagant turn) unless he broke off at once and went to the Cape on sick leave.
He wrote a little; he painted a little; he sang and played and composed a little--borrowing, as I suspect, in all these cases, just as he had borrowed from me.