2. To give support or assistance: Tracie will lend her son her sleeping bag so he can go camping with his friends.
3. To adjust or to accommodate: That topic will lend itself to a valuable discussion in class.
Mildred's school expenses were greater than she had anticipated; so, she will have to ask her father to lend her a substantial loan to help pay for her tuition.
2. Soil which is a mixture of clay, sand, and silt: The gardener was happy with the new loam for the flower beds.
The lone farmer went to the bank to ask for a loan so he could purchase some loam for his flower beds and field crops.
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