Synonyms of pawn


1. pawn, pledge

usage: an article deposited as security

2. instrument, pawn, cat's-paw, assistant, helper, help, supporter

usage: a person used by another to gain an end

3. pawn, chessman, chess piece

usage: (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. pawn, borrowing

usage: borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan


1. pawn, soak, hock, consign, charge

usage: leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"

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