Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In organ-building, said of pipes or a stop. See borrow, v. t., 5 .

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of borrow.

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Examples

  • Most borrowed author James Patterson photographed by Rankin for RandomHouse writes today, Catherine Cookson, for years the most ­borrowed writer, has been comprehensively overshadowed by the giants of American popular fiction.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • Most borrowed author James Patterson photographed by Rankin for RandomHouse writes today, Catherine Cookson, for years the most ­borrowed writer, has been comprehensively overshadowed by the giants of American popular fiction.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • So pervasive is shampoo that even Hindi has taken it as a term borrowed from English to refer to the hair-cleaning product, while the older Hindi word champi continues to mean “a massage,” including a massage of the head.

    The English Is Coming!

  • So pervasive is shampoo that even Hindi has taken it as a term borrowed from English to refer to the hair-cleaning product, while the older Hindi word champi continues to mean “a massage,” including a massage of the head.

    The English Is Coming!

  • "No net loss" is a term borrowed from the vocabulary of wetland conservation, and allows for replacement of lost assets with equivalent resources.

    Charles R. Wolfe: Assuring Sustainable Third Places in the City

  • When board discussion gets bogged down rehashing issues, he says, he tries to prod things along with an expression borrowed from a Chinese associate: "We're frying the same rice."

    In the Heart of the Rust Belt, Chinese Funds Provide the Grease

  • "No net loss" is a term borrowed from the vocabulary of wetland conservation, and allows for replacement of lost assets with equivalent resources.

    Charles R. Wolfe: Assuring Sustainable Third Places in the City

  • "No net loss" is a term borrowed from the vocabulary of wetland conservation, and allows for replacement of lost assets with equivalent resources.

    Charles R. Wolfe: Assuring Sustainable Third Places in the City

  • "No net loss" is a term borrowed from the vocabulary of wetland conservation, and allows for replacement of lost assets with equivalent resources.

    Charles R. Wolfe: Assuring Sustainable Third Places in the City

  • Like Charles Manson, the criminal he admired, Pell exuded a dark charisma and attracted a group of devoted and fanatical followers, whom he called his “Family”—a term borrowed from the Manson clan—and over whom he exercised absolute control.

    THE DEVIL’S TEARDROP

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