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Definition of borrow
verb [with object]
take and use (something that belongs to someone else) with the intention of returning it:he had borrowed a car from one of his colleagues (as adjective borrowed)she was wearing a borrowed jacket take and use (money) from a person or bank under an agreement to pay it back later:I borrowed the money for a return plane ticket [no object]:lower interest rates will make it cheaper for individuals to borrow take (a word, idea, or method) from another source and use it in one’s own language or work:the term is borrowed from Greek [no object]:designers consistently borrow from the styles of preceding generations take and use (a book) from a library for a fixed period of time. in subtraction, take a unit from the next larger denomination. Golf allow (a certain distance) when playing a shot to compensate for sideways motion of the ball due to a slope or other irregularity.
a slope or other irregularity on a golf course that must be compensated for when playing a shot.