pawn


pawn
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. pledge, hock (sl.). See debt, security.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A person used for another's purposes]
Syn. cat's-paw, dupe, fool; see tool 2 , victim 2 .
2. [Something given as security]
Syn. pledge, collateral, security; see pledge .
See Synonym Study at pledge . v.
Syn. deposit, pledge, give in earnest, hock*, hang up*, leave with uncle*, lay in lavender*, soak*, pop*; see also sell 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
tool, instrument, hostage, puppet, dupe, *stooge, patsy, medium, cat's paw.
II
v.
pledge, give as security, *hock, deposit, mortgage, borrow on, venture, gamble.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To give or deposit as a pawn: hypothecate, mortgage, pledge. Slang: hock. See TRANSACTIONS.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation: earnest2, guaranty, pledge, security, token, warrant. See TRANSACTIONS.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A person used or controlled by others: cat's-paw, dupe, instrument, puppet, stooge, tool. See OVER.

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Synonyms:
(of a chattel to secure a debt), , / , / , , , , ,


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