borrow-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: temporarily obtain

Use this calculator to determine if you should borrow from your 401(k) retirement plan.
The classical pioneers of mathematics, astronomy and physics borrowed their number system from Egypt.
You may be able to borrow the book you need from another library.
We asked him to return the money and he borrowed time, saying that he would come up with something different.
He owes his neighbor 6 eggs because he borrowed some.

VerbNet: obtain-13.5.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: borrow.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: adopt or take as one's own

The new strategy, borrowed from failure in Vietnam and 19th-century British colonialism, could be called "Bases and Borders."
On numerous occasions he borrowed from these sayings when writing his poetry.
Since he borrowed freely from other religious traditions, Mello's writings are often misconstrued.
In 1962, Kurosawa borrowed from Martin Gorky's classic proletariat play, and filmed:'The Lower Depths'.
Stravinsky borrowed some of his music from Russian folk songs.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2