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plural of pawn
as in tools
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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pawns

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noun (2)

plural of pawn
as in pledges
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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pawns

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verb

present tense third-person singular of pawn
as in mortgages
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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“Pawns.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pawns. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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