GAB

GAB
GAB GAB FINANCE
written abbreviation for General Arrangements to Borrow

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   General Arrangements to Borrow. An agreement between the G10 nations to provide special credits to the IMF. The GAB needs the collective agreement of its members to be activated. Credits are separate from the IMF's normal resources
   ► See also G10, IMF, NAB.

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GAB UK US noun [plural] FINANCE, ECONOMICS, POLITICS
ABBREVIATION for General Arrangements to Borrow: an agreement between the member countries of the G10 to make money available to the IMF which is then lent to IMF members to support economic growth

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Gab — Gab, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob. Cf. {Gab}, v. i., {Gibber}.] The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gab — [gab] vt. gabbed, gabbing [ME gabben, to lie, scoff, talk nonsense < ON gabba, to mock (& < OFr gaber < ON), akin to OE gaffetung, a scoffing & gaf spræc, foolish speech < IE * ĝhebh < base * ghē > GAP, GAPE, GASP] Informal to… …   English World dictionary

  • Gab — Gab, v. i. [OE. gabben to jest, lie, mock, deceive, fr. Icel. gabba to mock, or OF. gaber. See 2d {Gab}, and cf. {Gabble}.] 1. To deceive; to lie. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. Holinshed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gab — gab: ↑ geben. * * * GAB,   Abkürzung für General Arrangements to Borrow [ dʒenərəl ə reɪndʒmənts tʊ bɔrəʊ, englisch], die Allgemeinen Kreditvereinbarungen. * * * gab: ↑geben …   Universal-Lexikon

  • gab — sb., et, gab, ene; på vid gab …   Dansk ordbog

  • gab — informal ► VERB (gabbed, gabbing) ▪ talk at length. ► NOUN ▪ talk; chatter. ● the gift of the gab Cf. ↑the gift of the gab DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • gab|by — «GAB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. Informal. very talkative; garrulous. –gab´bi|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gab — (g[a^]b), n. [Cf. {Gaff}.] (Steam Engine) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of {Eccentric}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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