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To lend something to someone

lend

verb

to give someone something for a short time, expecting that they will give it back to you later. If you lend someone something, they borrow it from you

spare

verb

if you can spare something, you can give or lend it to someone because you don’t need it

advance

verb

to give or lend someone money before the usual time or before they do something

loan

noun

a situation in which someone lends something to someone

loan

verb

to lend something to someone

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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