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English definition of “pawn”

pawn

verb [T]     /pɔːn/ US  /pɑːn/
to leave a possession with a pawnbroker in return for money , who can sell it if the money is not paid back within a certain time : Of all items pawned, jewellery is the most common .Buying and selling in general
(Definition of pawn verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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