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Meaning of lend-lease

lend-lease

Pronunciation: (lend'lēs'), [key]
— n., v., -leased, -leas•ing.
—n.
  1. the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congresspassed in 1941: such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
  2. the two-way transfer of ideas, styles, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to supply (matériel or services) as authorized by the Lend-Lease Act.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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