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noun borrowing pronunciation in British English /ˈbɒrəʊɪŋ/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the practice of borrowing money

    The cost of borrowing has risen again.

    1. a.


      [plural] money owed by a business, country, or organization

      an Internet start-up with borrowings of over £10 million

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  2. 2
    [countable] linguistics a word or phrase that comes from another language

    a borrowing from French

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