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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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