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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

References in classic literature ?
I never can square up; the rest of the plunder won't pawn or sell for half of the bill.
You perceive how it was: Adam was hungering for the sight of Dinah, and when that sort of hunger reaches a certain stage, a lover is likely to still it though he may have to put his future in pawn.
Nothing shows this difference more clearly than the way in which each will pawn his watch.
Thus it is: My castle and my lands are in pawn for a debt that I owe.
He had gone hungry two days waiting for the reply, and it was then that he put his wheel back in pawn.
Let me pawn my rings," the Ancient Mariner had urged, not for the first time, over the telephone.
Brand"--poor, so poor that she was obliged to pawn her ring--left, by a man who was a foreigner, alone with her little girl--was I on the trace of her at that moment?