Translation of "pawn" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /pɔːn/ us /pɑːn/

pawn noun (GAME PIECE)

[ C ] any one of the eight least valuable pieces in the game of chess


[ C ] a person who does not have any real power but is used by others to achieve something

The refugees are pawns in an international political dispute. 这些难民成了一场国际政治争端的棋子。

pawn noun (MONEY)

in pawn

left with a pawnbroker

She had to put her ring in pawn to pay the bills. 为支付帐单,她不得不当掉戒指。

pawnverb [ T ]

uk /pɔːn/ us /pɑːn/

to leave a possession with a pawnbroker, who gives you money for it and can sell it if the money is not paid back within a certain time

Of all items pawned, jewellery is the most common. 在所有的抵押品中最常见的是珠宝。

(Translation of “pawn” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)