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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

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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