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Lend

To provide money temporarily on the condition that it or its equivalent will be returned, often with an interest fee.
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Scots music maker John McLaughlin, who has been lending an ear and a hand to the boys, says: "Billy and the band were recording and writing some material and invited me to have a wee listen.
In 1985, People's Kitchen founder, Alison Kay, started offering food and lending an ear to the homeless and needy from her own home.
As Beth cultivated friendships among bus operators, often learning from each operator while lending an ear, she discovered a fleet of mentors, poets, chefs, healers, and even comedians, and they helped her claim her full independence as a person.
Martin Corbett, Researcher with Warwick Business School, said: "Many insights into corporate culture are given by lending an ear to organisational practice.
THE charity famed for lending an ear to those needing to talk about their issues is not prepared to discuss its own.