pawning

present participle of pawn
as in depositing
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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“Pawning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pawning. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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