Translation of "pawn" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /pɔːn/ us /pɔn/

any one of the eight least valuable pieces in the game of chess


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.
verb uk /pɔːn/ us /pɔn/

to leave something with a someone who gives you money for it and will sell it if you do not pay the money back

She pawned her wedding ring to pay the rent.

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


verb /poːn/

to give (an article of value) to a pawnbroker in exchange for money (which may be repaid at a later time to get the article back)

I had to pawn my watch to pay the bill.
pawnbroker noun

a person who lends money in exchange for pawned articles.

pawnshop noun

a pawnbroker’s place of business.

casa de empeños, monte de piedad
in pawn

having been pawned

en prenda
His watch is in pawn.

(Translation of “pawn” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)