borrow and lend

    [borrow something from somebody
    lend something to somebody
    lend somebody something]

Borrow is like take. You borrow something from somebody.

    I borrowed a pound from my son. Can I borrow your bicycle?

Lend is like give. You lend something to somebody, or lend somebody something (the meaning is the same).

    I lent my coat to a friend of my brother’s, and I never saw it again.
    Lend me your comb for a minute, will you?