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borrow in English:

1. lend lend


I wonder if he can lend me his guitar during the vacation.
If our neighbors around the world are in need, let's lend a helping hand.
I lend money.
Yoshiki was hard up and asked Goro to lend him 20,000 yen.
Banks will try to lend you an umbrella on a sunny day, but they will turn their backs on a rainy day.
You might as well throw your money into the sea as lend it to her.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
My hair's messed up this morning. At least lend me a hand mirror - it should be shut in the drawer there.
Lend money only to such as will repay it.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
She lent me her car for the weekend. The bank refused to lend us any more money.
This process lends a sense of accomplishment
It may lend formality, depending on the arrangement, or it could achieve the opposite effect resulting in a casual feeling.
When Virginia goes to England, she lends me her car.
Hold on, Dima said, taking out his phone. "I know someone who could lend me some money."

English word "borrow"(lend) occurs in sets:

New English File 3 b opposite

2. borrowed borrowed


I've borrowed a car.
Tom has been avoiding me like the plague ever since he borrowed my car.
In all probability, no language is completely free of borrowed words.
Tom came to return a book he'd borrowed.
Would you mind if I borrowed your car?
Tom promised Mary that he'd pay back all the money that he'd borrowed from her.
I returned the knife which I had borrowed.
Tom bought a new camera for Mary to replace the one he had borrowed and lost.
What's the name of the man whose car you borrowed?
He wrote a book based on an idea which he borrowed from his wife.
When it is appraised, in order to check the authenticity and state of preservation of the painting, the real thing has to be borrowed from its owner.
Mr Smith, whose car I borrowed for this trip, is a rich lawyer.
Ever since the car accident she's felt that she's been living on borrowed time.
Mr. Morita started a business by using borrowed money as capital.
Sally admitted that she borrowed the scarf but said she was not guilty.

English word "borrow"(borrowed) occurs in sets:

7. past forms

3. take out a loan take out a loan



English word "borrow"(take out a loan) occurs in sets:

Phrasal verbs- take

4. take out up to take out up to



5. to obtain something with a promise to return it



6. borrow


I borrow money.
Whose bicycle did you want to borrow?
Mary does not let her sister borrow her clothes.
I was just wondering if I could borrow three hundred dollars from you. I can pay you back next Monday.
Would you be so kind as to let me borrow your cell phone, please?
Dad, will you please let me borrow the car?
To borrow an argument from Karl Popper, a hypothesis is only of value if it can be tested.
Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn't expect to be paid back.
Borrow and return, then you can borrow again. Borrow and don't return, and then the borrowing gets difficult.
He had no friend from whom he could borrow the money.
Many languages borrow from English words.
I made sure that children who'd forgotten their red pencil came to borrow one.
I had forgotten to take some money with me, so I had to borrow 20 euros from a friend.
She couldn’t borrow money from the bank, because bank don't belive that she will pay back.
I'd like to borrow £5,000 and I was wondering if your bank could help me.

English word "borrow"(borrow) occurs in sets:

Vocabulary 8

7. to use something that belongs to someone else and that you must give back to them later



8. take money from someone with the promise of paying them back at a later date



English word "borrow"(take money from someone with the promise of paying them back at a later date) occurs in sets:

ORAL VOCABULARY QUIZ 8

9. from


Greetings from Poland.
The changes resulting from the women's movement have affected both women and men.
The goods ordered from England last month have not arrived yet.
I regret that a previous engagement prevents me from accepting your kind invitation.
From time to time, he goes to Tokyo on business.
Tom checked out a few books from the school library a few days ago.
The Balkan Mountain range runs across Bulgaria from west to east.
Each time I see Mary, I learn something new and important from her.
Could you please tell me again what school you graduated from?
The year after I graduated from college, I was finally able to find a job.
Tom managed to escape from the room where his kidnappers had kept him locked up.
It's still too hard to find a job. And even if you have a job, chances are you're having a tougher time paying the rising costs of everything from groceries to gas.
Father comes home from work about nine in the evening.
In most cases, car accidents result from lack of sleep.
Aside from that, is there anything else you want?