- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Obtaining temporary possession ofNouns1. borrowing; mortgaging, financing, raising money; pawning, pledging, hypothecation. Slang, hitting up. See acquisition.3. borrower, mortgagor; defaulter; credit card, line of credit, charge account; mortgage, note, chit, account. See debt, security.Verbs1. take, receive (as a loan); float a loan, raise money. Slang, hit up, touch, put the bite on; get on tick.2. appropriate, adopt, imitate, make use of; plagiarize, copy from. See stealing.Adjective — borrowed; pledged, financed, raised; appropriated, plagiarized, pirated, copied, stolen. Slang, on tick, on the cuff, on the slate.Phrases — the early man never borrows from the late man; he that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing.Quotations — Neither a borrower, nor a lender be (Shakespeare), Credit is the lifeblood of business (Herbert Hoover), I owe my soul to the company store (Merle Travis).II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. renting, hiring, accepting a loan, financing, assuming, taking, adopting, appropriating, imitating, plagiarizing, utilizing, importing, bumming*, cadging*, mooching*, freeloading*; see also using .Ant. loan*, loaning, pawning.
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