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To borrow something - thesaurus

Synonyms

borrow

verb

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

pawn

verb

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

take

verb

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

touch for

to get or borrow money from someone

leverage

verb

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

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borrow

verb

to borrow money, especially from a bank, and agree to pay it back at a particular time. Money that you borrow is called a loan

borrow

verb

to borrow books from a library and agree to take them back at a particular time

borrow

verb

to use an idea, method, phrase etc that was first used by another person or in another place or situation

co-opt

verb

mainly American to take someone’s idea or plan and use it as if it were your own

sting

verb

Britishinformal to borrow money from someone when they do not really want to give it to you

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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