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 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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Lakhbir Lamba, head of Retail Lending at PNC Bank, said, "Our relationship with OnDeck is PNC's first opportunity to leverage the services of a fintech company in a platform-as-a-service model that will make it easier for businesses to borrow from us in order to support their growth."
He added we borrow from US thinking, and Goldwater and other US decisions imply concurrence is not required.
"Any Filipino can borrow from us so long as they pass the criteria.
"Half of them borrow from us and the other half use membership purely to save." Tay Valley Credit Union have a range of products depending on a member's requirements, according to Ellis.
We do have a slightly higher percentage of members that borrow from us; it's just that their balances are lower.
"We were introducing people who wanted to borrow from us to other lenders, paying a commission and it was more profitable to us than if we were lending ourselves," he said.
"Borrowing money to invest in the future, however, is the best type of borrowing, and we still see plenty of farming businesses that are keen to borrow from us to strengthen their businesses for the future."
Just as we borrowed from the French their concepts and their words (nuance, restaurant, etc.) so speakers of languages other than English borrow from us. You will be able to pronounce each word (even when the foreign language writes it a different way).
"We must borrow from other cultures as they continue to borrow from us, but what we cannot borrow are our foundations.
If the shortage of capital was as great as repeatedly proclaimed, this endless barrage of pleas to "please borrow from us!" could not possibly exist.