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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The Minister stated, I am quite thrilled to hear that our own brothers and sisters from the continent have actually found something very exciting that Nigeria is doing and want to borrow from us.
Half of them borrow from us and the other half use membership purely to save.
There has been an appropriate balance between new to bank or customers that didn't previously borrow from us starting to borrow or existing customers with a more conventional banking relationship.
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.
so speakers of languages other than English borrow from us.