borrowing

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borrowing

  1. present participle of borrow
    She is borrowing my pen.

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borrowing (countable and uncountable, plural borrowings)

  1. An instance of something being borrowed.
    • (Can we date this quote by Horace Binney and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Subscriptions, borrowings of money, taxings of the citizens and their property, may all be valid, as operations by virtue of laws for the government of the City []
  2. (linguistics) A borrowed word, adopted from a foreign language; loanword.

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