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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Example sentences from the Web for pawn
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
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
Cyrus knows that he went too far, but he did still use his husband as a pawn in his own schemes.Scandal’s Most Scandalous Character: Jeff Perry on Playing Cyrus|Kevin Fallon|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
St. Meuse was one of the last of the French cities held in pawn by the Germans for the payment of the milliards.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places|Archibald Forbes
Poems and pawn broking—Waterloo Street is a suggestive Grub street.The Spell of Scotland|Keith Clark
Reliever, a coat worn in turn by any party of poor devils whose wardrobes are in pawn.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Between his thumb and finger was the smallest man of all, a pawn.Riddle of the Storm|Roy J. Snell
O, I see you want to sort of pawn us, occasionally for hotel bills, don't you?Twenty Years of Hus'ling|J. P. Johnston