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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.
Translations of “hock”
in Spanish corvejón…
in French jarret…
in German das Fesselgelenk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酒, 霍克酒(一種德國白葡萄酒)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酒, 霍克酒(一种德国白葡萄酒)…
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