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To borrow something - synonyms or related words



to receive and use something that belongs to someone else, and promise to give it back to them later



to give something valuable to a pawnbroker, so that you can borrow some money

check out

American to borrow a book from a library

run away with

to steal something, or to borrow something without asking

get off

to borrow or take something from someone



to steal something, or borrow it without the owner’s permission

touch for

to get or borrow money from someone



to borrow money to buy a business, hoping that the business will make enough profit to pay the interest on the money that is borrowed

on loan

if something is on loan, someone is borrowing it

make free with something

to use something that does not belong to you as though it does belong to you



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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