Synonyms of borrow in English:


See US English definition of borrow

See UK English definition of borrow

See Spanish definition of sacar


1‘they borrowed a lot of money from the bank’

take as a loan, ask for the loan of, receive as a loan, use temporarily, have temporarily
lease, hire
informal scrounge, sponge, beg, bum, touch someone for
British informal scab, cadge
Scottish informal sorn on someone for
North American informal mooch
Australian, New Zealand informal bludge


2‘his workmates had ‘borrowed’ all his tools’

take, take for oneself, help oneself to, use as one's own, abscond with, carry off, appropriate, commandeer, abstract
steal, purloin, shoplift
informal filch, rob, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, snaffle, snitch
British informal nick, pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, bag, blag
North American informal heist, glom
Australian, New Zealand informal snavel
West Indian informal tief
archaic crib, hook

3‘adventurous chefs borrow foreign techniques where appropriate’

adopt, take on, take in, take over, acquire, embrace