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pawn1

pawn1

 
pronunciation:
pawn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pawned, pawning, pawns
definition 1: to deposit (something) with a pawnbroker as security for a loan.
synonyms:
hock, hypothecate
antonyms:
redeem
similar words:
commit, consign, pledge
definition 2: to risk or pledge.
They pawned their future for short-term profits.
synonyms:
mortgage, pledge, risk, stake, venture
similar words:
hazard, jeopardize
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being held as security for a loan (usu. prec. by in).
synonyms:
hock, pledge
definition 2: something held as security for a loan.
synonyms:
collateral, gage, pledge
similar words:
deposit, earnest, security, stake, surety
definition 3: a hostage.
synonyms:
hostage
similar words:
captive, prisoner
definition 4: the act of pawning.
similar words:
consignment
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