how to pronounce borrow


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borrow is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of borrow in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… step 2 borrow they borrow against their …”

meaning of borrow

Borrow means to take something without the owner's permission.

borrow frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word borrow occurs in english on average 9.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics borrow can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that borrow can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to borrow


words that rhyme with borrow


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