Definition of hock verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hock

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//hɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hock
BrE BrE//hɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːk//
 
he / she / it hocks
BrE BrE//hɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːks//
 
past simple hocked
BrE BrE//hɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːkt//
 
past participle hocked
BrE BrE//hɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːkt//
 
-ing form hocking
BrE BrE//ˈhɒkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːkɪŋ//
 
 
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hock something (informal) to leave a valuable object with somebody in exchange for money that you borrow synonym pawn Word Originverb mid 19th cent. (in the phrase in hock): from Dutch hok ‘hutch, prison, debt’.
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