(noun, verb)


1. (golf) Deviation of the path of a rolling ball from a straight line; slope; slant.

- This putt has a big left-to right borrow on it.

2. (archaic) A ransom; a pledge or guarantee.

3. (archaic) A surety; someone standing bail.


1. get temporarily

- May I borrow your lawn mower?

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

2. take up and practice as one's own

Similar word(s): adopt

Definition categories: possession, accept, have, take

Sentences with borrow as a verb:

- to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another