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Definition of pawn:

  1. A man or piece of the lowest rank.
  2. A stake hazarded in a wager.
  3. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
  4. See Pan, the masticatory.
  5. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
  6. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
  7. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.


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