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pawn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pawn

(noun) an article deposited as security
(noun) a person used by another to gain an end
Synonyms : cat's-paw , instrument

(noun) (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
(noun) borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan
(verb) leave as a guarantee in return for money
Synonyms : hock , soak
Example Sentence
  • pawn your grandfather's gold watch

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pawn

He borrowed money from some money lender.. and he left a 'paan box' as a guarantee in return for money.
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