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Definition of loan verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they loan
    he / she / it loans
    past simple loaned
    -ing form loaning
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  1. 1to lend something to someone, especially money loan something (to somebody) The bank is happy to loan money to small businesses. loan somebody something A friend loaned me $1 ,000.
  2. 2to lend a valuable object to a museum, etc. loan something (out) (to somebody/something) This exhibit was kindly loaned by the artist's family. loan somebody something He loaned the museum his entire collection. compare borrow
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