he told of their escapade with a ‘borrowed’ truck

  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    He probably means the truck was stolen, and he is using "borrowed" as a polite word for "stolen".

    But that is a guess. You have not given any information about the situation. It might be borrowed.
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Yes, the inverted commas suggest to me that the word 'borrowed' is probably being used as a euphemism for "stolen".

    Where is the sentence from, please?

    And welcome to the forum, by the way. :)
     

    Dhiraj Rouniyar

    New Member
    Nepali
    Yes, the inverted commas suggest to me that the word 'borrowed' is probably being used as a euphemism for "stolen".

    Where is the sentence from, please?

    And welcome to the forum, by the way. :)
    Thank you for the answer.
    This sentence is from wiki examples for the word escapade.
     
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