you borrow something from somebody, you take it with their
permission and promise to return it in due course, at the end of
a limited period usually. If you borrow £5,000 from the bank,
you will owe them £5,000, plus interest on the period
of time you have borrowed if for.
- 'I borrowed five pounds from my brother and forgot to
pay it back.'
- 'I always buy the books I want to read, although I agree it
would be cheaper to borrow them from the library.'
- 'Many of his ideas are borrowed from other sources.'