borrow from (someone or something)

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borrow from (someone or something)

1. Literally, to use something that belongs to another person, with the intent to return it later. A noun 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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So if you had to roll over loans, borrow from one lender to repay another, or ended up taking out multiple loans, then you could well be eligible for compensation.
A few months down the line she was having to borrow from one company to pay another company back.
This short-term rate is calculated daily, based on British Bankers' Association (BBA) members' reports of the interest rates that they estimate banks would pay to borrow from one another for different periods of time and in different currencies.
But, worryingly, 17% of people intend to borrow from one source or another to pay for it.
Libor is compiled by a panel of banks submitting quotes for the interest rate at which they believe they could borrow from one another.
TUNIS (TAP) - Setting up a non-conventional monetary policy that authorises Tunisia's Central Bank (BCT) to directly finance non-financial companies, allowing banks to borrow from one another, in addition to resorting to the BCT, those were the recommendations of a survey, presented on Saturday, to the Arab Institute of Heads of Enterprise (IACE).
She would borrow from one to make a minimum payment on another.
Other criticisms of microfinance include charges of multiple borrowing, in which clients borrow from multiple microlenders, often failing into a debt trap as they borrow from one microfinancer to repay another; and critiques of increased consumption, which holds that because of the lower rates of finance availability, clients end up purchasing many things that they would not otherwise have purchased.
Mr Kato said banks borrow from one another in "normal" times and in turn lend to their own clients.
But if they knew that they would be unable to keep all these temporary gains, they might forgo the whole exercise and return to the traditional model of banking - look after your customers and make a turn as you borrow from one and lend to the other.
Once people reach the situation where their expenditure far exceeds their income, the temptation to borrow from one creditor to pay off another is often irresistible.
To borrow from one famous singer,Peoplepost is ``Simply the Best'' pull-out inNorth Wales.
The "drift" that pulls us in and lays out various visual sequences and morphing patterns--like a "Meme gang," to borrow from one of Balk's titles--attempts to yo-yo as far back and as far forward as images can take us.
Speakers tend to borrow from one another quite a bit,'' said Waldman, now a lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
But the essays go beyond a one-sided investigation of cultural appropriation and show the ways in which black and white cultures influence and borrow from one another.