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hock

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hock

  1. a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody <some lowlife who had been in and out of hock most of his adult life> Synonyms bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, jail, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]Related Words bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk(s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training schoolNear Antonyms outside




hock

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hock

  1. to leave as a guarantee of repayment of a loan <the prince had to hock the family jewels to pay his gambling debts> Synonyms pawn, pledgeRelated Words deposit, mortgage; bondNear Antonyms buy (back), redeem, win (back)




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