The definition of borrow means to take or receive something with the intention of giving it back.(verb)
A friend bringing a book to someone and that person returning it the following week is an example of to borrow.
Borrow means to take over something and use it as one's own.(verb)
To use an established theory as the basis of a scientific experiment is an example of borrowed.
See borrow in Webster's New World College Dictionary
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME borwen < OE borgian, to borrow, lend, be surety for, akin to beorgan, to protect & borough
See borrow in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb bor·rowed, bor·row·ing, bor·rows verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English borwen
Origin: , from Old English borgian; see bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots.
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