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    pawn

    pawn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pawn

    Definition
    (noun) an article deposited as security Definition
    (noun) a person used by another to gain an end
    Synonyms : cat's-paw , instrument
    Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan Definition
    (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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