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borrow

1. Golf a deviation of a ball from a straight path because of the slope of the ground
2. material dug from a borrow pit to provide fill at another

Borrow

George (Henry). 1803--81, English traveller and writer. His best-known works are the semiautobiographical novels of Gypsy life and language, Lavengro (1851) and its sequel The Romany Rye (1857)

borrow

[′bä·rō]
(civil engineering)
Earth material such as sand and gravel that is taken from one location to be used as fill at another.
(mathematics)
An arithmetically negative carry; it occurs in direct subtraction by raising the low-order digit of the minuend by one unit of the next-higher-order digit; for example, when subtracting 67 from 92, a tens digit is borrowed from the 9, to raise the 2 to a factor of 12; the 7 of 67 is then subtracted from the 12 to yield 5 as the units digit of the difference; the 6 is then subtracted from 8, or 9-1, yielding 2 as the tens digit of the difference.

borrow

Material taken from one location for use as fill elsewhere.
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In addition, he said it was envisaged that all the seven borrow pits would be required for use under the project.
Thus, if "Five - Six" were to mean one borrows 5 units and repays it as 6 units in 15 days, that would mean an interest rate 480 percent per annum.
On the other hand, Japan's government borrowing has been approaching 200 percent of GDP, but its high savings rate allows it to borrow most of the money from itself.
2003-7 involved a VPF with standard commercial terms similar to the VPF described above, with one notable exception: the counterparty in the ruling did not have the right to borrow the underlying shares pledged by the counterparty.
Primary lenders: Many international students borrow under the Signature Student loan with a creditworthy U.
Graduate students are eligible to borrow up to $18,500 per year or a total of $138,000 over their entire college career including undergraduate loans.
To sell short, you borrow shares from your broker and sell them today, at the current [and, you hope, inflated] price.
A July report issued by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation suggests an alternative: Let the park service borrow money to finance construction.
The commercial bank may borrow at the discount window in each period just enough so that excess reserves are never negative.
Other states (Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) do not apply any residency requirement to determine whether to borrow another state's statute of limitation.
A large increase in required reserves is assumed to increase the need to borrow from the window.