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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Notable Quotes

  • 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
  • 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

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