His pitch was to lend to the struggling governments of Europe in exchange for monopolies on the production and sale of matches.
Fashion, as it seems, plays a key role in the film and Knightley was keen to lend a hand in its on-screen evolution.
“Everyone should look into their own souls and ask, ‘What can I lend here,’” Bridges said.
Set up an infrastructure bank to lend private companies money for projects.
But even the less vocal ones have found ways to lend their support.
Oh, there are one or two copies in the house—I'll lend you one.
The first thing I am going to do is to catch some fish, if you'll lend me your boat.
Could you lend an admirer a dollar and a half to buy a hymn-book with?
I didn't like to ask Mrs. Townley to lend her husband's to me!
I promised Gombert and the leader of the boy choir to lend them a helping hand, so we shall probably meet at the rehearsal.
late 14c., from Old English lænan "to lend," from læn "loan" (see loan). Cognate with Dutch lenen, Old High German lehanon, German lehnen, also verbs derived from nouns. Past tense form, with terminal -d, became the principal form in Middle English on analogy of bend, send, etc.