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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bor·row·ing /ˈbɑrəwɪŋ, ˈbɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bor·row v. t. [imp. & p. p. Borrowed p. pr. & vb. n. Borrowing.]
 1. To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend.
 2. Arith. To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.
 3. To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
    Rites borrowed from the ancients.   --Macaulay.
    It is not hard for any man, who hath a Bible in his hands, to borrow good words and holy sayings in abundance; but to make them his own is a work of grace only from above.   --Milton.
 4. To feign or counterfeit. Borrowed hair.”
    The borrowed majesty of England.   --Shak.
 5. To receive; to take; to derive.
    Any drop thou borrowedst from thy mother.   --Shak.
 To borrow trouble, to be needlessly troubled; to be overapprehensive.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 borrowing
      n 1: the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another
           source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very
           apparent" [syn: adoption]
      2: obtaining funds from a lender