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pawn

verb [T]
 
 
/pɔːn/
to leave a valuable possession with a pawnbroker (= someone who lends money in exchange for possessions): Under the law, the owner of an automobile may pawn it to secure a loan up to $2,500.
Translations of “pawn”
in Korean 물건을 전당포에 잡히다…
in Arabic يَرهَن…
in French mettre en gage…
in Turkish rehine vermek/bırakmak…
in Italian impegnare, dare in pegno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 典當,典押,質押…
in Russian закладывать, отдавать в залог…
in Polish zastawiać…
in Spanish empeñar…
in Portuguese penhorar…
in German versetzen…
in Catalan empenyorar…
in Japanese ~を質に入れる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 典,当,典押…
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