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English noun: pawn

1. pawn (possession) an article deposited as security


Broader (hypernym)pledge

2. pawn (person) a person used by another to gain an end


Synonymscat's-paw, instrument


Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter

3. pawn (artifact) (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


Broader (hypernym)chess piece, chessman


Domain categorychess, chess game

4. pawn (act) borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan


Broader (hypernym)borrowing


English verb: pawn

1. pawn (possession) leave as a guarantee in return for money


SamplesPawn your grandfather's gold watch.


Synonymshock, soak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)charge, consign


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism









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