To borrow is to get money or a thing for temporary use and then return it in the future. The word "borrow" is similar to "get." You can borrow money from a bank or from a friend. Many people confuse this word with "lend."
Terry borrowed $20 from her friend.
Ali wants to borrow some money in order to start a small business.
If you borrow money from a bank, you will have to pay back the principal plus interest.
How much do you want to borrow?
Diedre doesn’t want to borrow any money because she’s afraid of having debt.
Do you mind if I borrow your pen for a minute?
Our neighbor let us borrow his lawnmower because ours is broken.
He needed to borrow a bike to get to work this morning.
(Where does the briefcase go?)
Sometimes the word "borrow" is heard as an adjective. (Add an "ed" ending to form "borrowed.")
After surviving a heart attack, Dennis feels like he’s living on borrowed time.
Borrowed money should be paid back in a timely fashion.