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Definition of pawn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



pawn somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pawn
he / she / it pawns
past simple pawned
-ing form pawning
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to leave an object with a pawnbroker in exchange for money. The object is returned to the owner if they pay back the money within an agreed period of time. If not, it can be sold.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pawn

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