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English definition of “hock”

hock

verb [T]  /hɑk/ infml us  
to exchange in return for borrowing money; pawn: to hock jewelry

hock

noun  /hɑk/ us  
in hock To be in hock is to have a debt: The state is in hock already, with a $13 billion deficit.
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