mortgage Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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mortgagenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɔr·ɡɪdʒ/
an agreement that allows you to borrow money from a bank or similar organization by offering something of value, esp. in order to buy a house or apartment, or the amount of money itself: They took out a $90,000 mortgage to buy the house.

mortgageverb [T]

 us   /ˈmɔr·ɡɪdʒ/
to offer something of value in order to borrow money from a bank or similar organization: They had to mortgage their home to borrow enough money to pay for their children’s education.
Translations of “mortgage”
in Arabic رَهن عَقاري…
in Korean 대출…
in Malaysian gadai janji…
in French hypothèque…
in Turkish gayrimenkul ipoteği/ipotek karşılığı alınan kredi/para…
in Italian mutuo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指購房的)按揭,抵押貸款…
in Russian ипотека, закладная…
in Polish kredyt hipoteczny, hipoteka…
in Vietnamese văn tự thế chấp…
in Spanish hipoteca…
in Portuguese hipoteca…
in Thai การจำนอง…
in German die Hypothek…
in Catalan hipoteca…
in Japanese 住宅ローン…
in Indonesian hipotek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指购房的)按揭,抵押贷款…
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