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?