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mortgage

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɔː.ɡɪdʒ/  us   /ˈmɔːr-/
an agreement that allows you to borrow money from a bank or similar organization, especially in order to buy a house or apartment, or the amount of money itself: They took out a £40,000 mortgage (= they borrowed £40,000) to buy the house. a monthly mortgage payment
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verb [T] uk   /ˈmɔː.ɡɪdʒ/  us   /ˈmɔːr-/
to borrow money to buy a house or apartment: The house was mortgaged up to the hilt (= the full value of the house had been borrowed).
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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