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Meaning of pawn

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: an article deposited as security
      2: a person used by another to gain an end [syn: {instrument},
         {pawn}, {cat's-paw}]
      3: (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and
         captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more
         powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
      4: borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of
         the loan
      v 1: leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your
           grandfather's gold watch" [syn: {pawn}, {soak}, {hock}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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