Related Terms
Receiving something of value in exchange for an obligation to pay back something of usually greater value at a particular time in the future.

Use 'borrowing' in a Sentence

I was tired of borrowing money from my friends and just wanted to find my own source of income that I could rely on.
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The young entrepreneur is borrowing $50,000 from a wealthy relative in order to start his new streaming music business for independent singer-songwriters.
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Tom admitted he was concerned about how much money he was borrowing from the bank, but felt confident he'd be able to pay it back.
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Notable Quotable

Borrowing as a Disease
"I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable."
- William Shakespeare
Why Not to Borrow Money
"If you depend on borrowed money, you have to worry about what the world thinks of you every day."
- Warren Buffett