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 for Borrowing
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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another
           source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
           [syn: borrowing, adoption]
      2: obtaining funds from a lender

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "borrowing":
     accounts payable, accounts receivable, amount due, appropriation,
     autoplagiarism, bad debts, bill, bills, borrowed word, calque,
     charges, cheap money, chits, cribbing, debt, discounting, due,
     dues, financial commitment, floating debt, foreignism, funded debt,
     indebtedness, indebtment, infringement of copyright, lending,
     liability, literary piracy, loan translation, loan word, maturity,
     money market, national debt, note discounting, note shaving,
     obligation, outstanding debt, paronym, piracy, plagiarism,
     plagiarizing, plagiary, pledge, public debt, score, tight money,
     uncollectibles, unfulfilled pledge

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