hocking

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

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

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