lend-lease act


  1. the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend-Lease Act) passed in 1941: such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
  2. the two-way transfer of ideas, styles, etc.

verb (used with object), lend-leased, lend-leas·ing.

  1. to supply (matériel or services) as authorized by the Lend-Lease Act.


  1. (during World War II) the system organized by the US in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany
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