present participle of hock
as in pawning
to leave as a guarantee of repayment of a loan the prince had to hock the family jewels to pay his gambling debts

Synonyms & Similar Words


Antonyms & Near Antonyms

Thesaurus Entries Near hocking

Cite this Entry

“Hocking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hocking. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on hocking

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!