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1A person or organization that takes and uses something belonging to someone else with the intention of returning it:‘my last pair of secateurs were ruined by a careless borrower’‘hundreds of thousands of borrowers of aircraft fly without any insurance’
- 1.1 A person or organization that takes out a loan from a bank under an agreement to pay it back later, typically with interest:‘most mortgage borrowers pay far too much interest’‘companies that provided credit cards to high-risk borrowers’
- 1.2 A person who is registered to take books from a library for a fixed period of time:‘her books continue to be popular among library borrowers into the twenty-first century’
- 1.1 A person or organization that takes out a loan from a bank under an agreement to pay it back later, typically with interest:
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