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 for Borrowed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Borrow \Bor"row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Borrowed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Borrowing.] [OE. borwen, AS. borgian, fr. borg, borh,
     pledge; akin to D. borg, G. borg; prob. fr. root of AS.
     beorgan to protect. ?95. See 1st Borough.]
     1. To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or
        expressed intention of returning the identical article or
        its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend.
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     2. (Arith.) To take (one or more) from the next higher
        denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a
        term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is
        larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.
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     3. To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style,
        manner, or opinions of another.
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              Rites borrowed from the ancients.     --Macaulay.
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              It is not hard for any man, who hath a Bible in his
              hands, to borrow good words and holy sayings in
              abundance; but to make them his own is a work of
              grace only from above.                --Milton.
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     4. To feign or counterfeit. "Borrowed hair." --Spenser.
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              The borrowed majesty of England.      --Shak.
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     5. To receive; to take; to derive.
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              Any drop thou borrowedst from thy mother. --Shak.
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     To borrow trouble, to be needlessly troubled; to be
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