pawn


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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 ?
Whether she vanished into the air, or whether she ran quickly into the wood ('and she CAN run very fast!' thought Alice), there was no way of guessing, but she was gone, and Alice began to remember that she was a Pawn, and that it would soon be time for her to move.
I pawned my watch, my bicycle, and a mackintosh of which my father had been very proud and which he had left to me.
He had gone hungry two days waiting for the reply, and it was then that he put his wheel back in pawn. He wrote regularly, twice a week, to the TRANSCONTINENTAL for his five dollars, though it was only semi- occasionally that he elicited a reply.
I will pawn my whole reputation in the world on her conduct.
"He says true," said the commissary, "for he has himself written his story as grand as you please, and has left the book in the prison in pawn for two hundred reals."