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bum (something)

To borrow or use something that belongs to someone else. Hey, can I bum a pen?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bum

1. n. a vagrant; a good-for-nothing. You had better get your finances in order unless you want to become a bum.
2. mod. bad; faulty. This is a bum fuse. No wonder it won’t run.
3. Go to bum something (off someone).
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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