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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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The government continues to borrow without a policy on cutting spending or stopping unnecessary deals and it has to tell us how it would repay such huge amounts," he said.
The government will borrow Rs680 billion each in April and May from markets, and it can borrow up to Rs350 billion from the Reserve Bank of India in short-term debt during April-September, finance ministry officials familiar with budget said.
Our customer feedback indicated we needed to take a closer look at streamlining the on-the-go shopping experience and we quickly responded to make improvements," said Bag Borrow or Steal's CEO Russell Blain.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is to borrow the pledged shares from the taxpayer and sell them short.
short-term interest rates at extraordinary lows (at one point the Fed funds rate was set at 1 percent), financial institutions would borrow on the short end of the yield curve and buy the long end, guaranteeing a nice profit even before taking any risk.
A securities-based loan may be an alternative to traditional borrowing methods for an investor who wants to borrow for non-purpose use.
Historically, visual artists have not obtained permission to use the images they borrow, and today, in general, they still don't, for a variety of reasons.
SAN JOSE - The California Democratic Party voted Sunday to back a March 2 ballot measure making it easier to raise taxes in the future but refused to take a position on the bipartisan measure to borrow $15 billion as part of the state's fiscal recovery plan initiated by Gov.
This structure can accelerate a company's cash flow by allowing it to borrow against the future value of its current assets that are expected to become cash in the near term, in turn, using the borrowed funds to finance working capital.
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.