borrowing

[[t]bɒ̱roʊɪŋ[/t]]
borrowings
1) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl Borrowing is the activity of borrowing money.

We have allowed spending and borrowing to rise in this recession.

...the huge ₤50 billion public sector borrowing requirement.

2) N-COUNT A borrowing is something such as a word or an idea that someone has taken from another language or from another person's work and used in their own language or work.

The names are direct borrowings from the Chinese.


English dictionary. 2008.

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