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pawn

US [pɔn]
UK [pɔːn]
  • v.典当;质押
  • n.卒;被利用的人;走卒
  • Web人质;兵;抵押
Plural Form:pawns  Present Participle:pawning  Past Tense:pawned  
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n.
1.
(国际象棋的)兵,卒a chess piece of the smallest size and least value. Each player has eight pawns at the start of a game.
2.
被利用的人;走卒a person or group whose actions are controlled by more powerful people
The hostages are being used as political pawns.
人质正被用作政治卒子。
IDM
All her jewellery was in pawn.
她的首饰全典当了。
in pawn
被抵押;被典当if sth isin pawn , it has been pawned
All her jewellery was in pawn.
她的首饰全典当了。
v.
1.
~ sth
质押;典当to leave an object with a pawnbroker in exchange for money. The object is returned to the owner if he or she pays back the money within an agreed period of time. If not, it can be sold.

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