verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM pawnpawn·a·ble, adjectivepawn·er [paw-ner], /ˈpɔ nər/, paw·nor [paw-ner, -nawr], /ˈpɔ nər, -nɔr/, nounun·pawned, adjective
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He is a possible solution to the Nationals’ need for middle-of-the-order offense — and not just another pawn in Pittsburgh’s low-cost rebuild.In Josh Bell, the Nationals added a big bat. Now Mike Rizzo might search for another.|Jesse Dougherty|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
Many pawn businesses are multigenerational not only in ownership but in customers.
Perry Lewin has been in the pawn industry for 28 years, but he’s never quite seen a year like this one.
Continuing to prop him up in the media as a political pawn leaves them unable to do so.David Dorn’s Daughters Rebuke Politicizing Of Father’s Death At RNC|Hope Wright|August 28, 2020|Essence.com
Some scientists fear that the vaccine could become a pawn in American election politics and have cautioned against distributing an untested injection.Russia says it has a covid vaccine called “Sputnik-V”|Antonio Regalado|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
They were getting more imaginative,” a pawn shop owner thinks of his addict customers in “Back of Beyond.
“Congo was clearly just a pawn in the global chessboard of West vs. East,” Holm says.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barely Legal Pawn stars the duo as unscrupulous, possibly deranged pawnshop employees.Shark-Eating Monsters, the Kid Emmys, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Suzanne, Vee saw someone who could be a pawn in her chess game.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Uzo Aduba on Her Journey From Track Phenom to Crazy Eyes|Marlow Stern|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet, she is still very much a pawn in the system—her body is actively sold to the highest bidder.The Abused Wives of Westeros: A Song of Feminism in ‘Game of Thrones’|Amy Zimmerman|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She never dreamed that she herself was a pawn in the game that was intended to bring Nana Sahib to Delhi.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Rat this pawn of the Eye may have been, but even a cornered rat will fight with the courage of a lion.
Afterwards she married one of the most noted scamps in Paris, who wanted a pretty wife as a pawn in some game of his.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
To be checkmated by an 'errant' pawn in the very middle of the board is a most ignominious way of losing the game.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
In default of the usual bazaars OLeary had returned with the spoils of half a dozen pawn-shops.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson