borrow from

borrow from (someone or something)

1. Literally, to use something that belongs to another person, with the intent to return it later. A noun or pronoun can be used between "borrow" and "from." Because I found a date to the dance at the last minute, I just borrowed a dress and shoes from my sister. I ran out of art supplies so I had to start borrowing from Steve.
2. Of a work of some kind, to use elements from something else. That movie may be a comedy, but its plot borrows from crime films of the 1940s.
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borrow something from someone

to request and receive the use of something from someone. Can I borrow a hammer from you? Sorry, this hammer was borrowed from my father.
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The following are recommended next steps for policymakers and institutional leaders to help students understand borrowing for college: (1) Help high school counselors and others address issues of loan aversion; (2) Develop institutional programs that extend financial literacy and offer emergency financial support; (3) Consider changes in the financial aid system to reduce the need for borrowing; and (4) Evaluate the wisdom of prohibiting students who need or want to borrow from doing so.
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