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Synonyms for pawn

Synonyms for pawn

something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation

to give or deposit as a pawn

a person used or controlled by others

Synonyms for pawn

an article deposited as security

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a person used by another to gain an end

(chess) the least powerful piece

borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan

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leave as a guarantee in return for money

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right arrow] In San Francisco, an undercover sting caught a coffee roaster pawning off cheap Panamanian beans as expensive Kona beans.
The detective said the two men were pawning off most of their loot.
Juveniles busted for pawning off counterfeit currency as the real thing face stiff fines and possible jail sentences, depending upon the amount of fake money being distributed, officials said.
But here is the so-called "progressive" SNP Government pawning off to the buccaneer profiteers the country's assets, the lifetime experience of crews and ships and, worst of all, the lifeline public services so vital for island communities.
In closing arguments Tuesday in the first trial of a lawsuit over the La Conchita landslide, an attorney accused former owners of pawning off a vulnerable house in the path of a landslide to unsuspecting buyers.