loan to

loan (something) to (one)

To allow someone to borrow or make use of something temporarily. Some linguists, especially in British English, believe that "loan" should only be used as a noun, while the correct verb is only "lend." Primarily heard in US. I can loan $20 to you, but I'll need it back by this weekend. Would you mind loaning your pencil to me? I forgot to bring one. The bank agreed to loan the money for the refurbishments to our company.
See also: loan

loan something to someone

to lend something to someone. (Considered to be an error for lend.) Can you loan a few bucks to Sam and me? I will not loan anything to you.
See also: loan
References in classic literature ?
Having got the money, how, in the present state of his trade, was the loan to be paid back?
If that happens, as much as 25% of the amount of the loan could be added to the loan to cover the cost of collection.
The lender-parent is deemed to have made a loan to the borrower-child at the applicable Federal rate (AFR).
The loan was written for a term of 10 years with a two-year amortization and a loan to value of 66 percent.
A provision in Goodling's bill would forbid the Education Department from advertising to students the option to transfer a private loan to the government, and thus get the benefits of paying back as a percentage of income.
These factors apply equally to determining whether a loan to an unrelated party is bona fide, but the standard of proof for family loans generally is higher.
Typically, participants have five years to repay the loan, and they cannot renegotiate the loan to extend the repayment limit.
Consolidation--taking out a new loan to pay off old ones--can be a good option for anyone looking to reduce large student loan bills.
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation made a mortgage loan to a limited partnership which owned a building in Brooklyn.
The taxpayers in Huntsman obtained a 3-year balloon loan to buy a home, later replacing it with a 30-year loan.
When a shareholder makes a direct loan to his S corporation, the shareholder acquires additional basis in his investment in the corporation that can be used to offset losses that flow through to the shareholder's return.
The IRS paralleled the DOL loan restrictions which, if not met, will cause the loan to be classified as a prohibited transaction subject to a 5% excise tax (Sec.