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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pawn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pawned p. pr. & vb. n. Pawning.]
 1. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
 Syn: -- hock [colloq].
    And pawned the last remaining piece of plate.   --Dryden.
 2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
    Pawning his honor to obtain his lust.   --Shak.