verb (used with object)
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Origin of pawn1
OTHER WORDS FROM pawnpawn·a·ble, adjectivepawn·er [paw-ner], /ˈpɔ nər/, paw·nor [paw-ner, -nawr], /ˈpɔ nər, -nɔr/, nounun·pawned, adjective
Definition for pawn (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for pawn
Matt and Meredith had pawned her off on Natalie Morales and the segment had run short.
With Into the Wild, I pawned off that decision on the McCandless family.
He sat up and groped for his watch, then remembered he had pawned it after the poker game.The Hoofer|Walter M. Miller
“Oh, well, she could have pawned that instead of her wedding-ring,” sniffed the Bibliomaniac.The Genial Idiot|John Kendrick Bangs
He had not expressed any wish relative to his watch, which had accordingly been pawned by the same individual.The Mudfog and Other Sketches|Charles Dickens
What new recruits to America had brought them here and pawned them?His Family|Ernest Poole
Some half dozen blankets may have been pawned, and as many lost; more are fairly worn out.