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pawn

noun (1)

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(Entry 1 of 3)

one that is or can be used to further the purposes of another
  • though he liked to play up his influence with city hall, he was really just another pawn of the political bosses

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pawn

noun (2)

Synonyms of pawn (Entry 2 of 3)

something given or held to assure that the giver will keep a promise
  • offered her license as a pawn that she would bring back the rental canoe

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pawn

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of pawn (Entry 3 of 3)

to leave as a guarantee of repayment of a loan
  • he pawned his antique watch in order to pay off his gambling debt

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The first known use of pawn was in the 14th century

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“Pawn.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pawn. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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