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A pawn (chess)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pawn

Plural
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  1. (chess) The most common chess piece, each side having eight. Moves are only forward; attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
  2. (colloquial): Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer.
    Though a pawn of the gods, her departure is the precipitating cause of the Trojan War.
  3. A type of shop that allows someone to buy and sell used items.
  4. An item sold to a pawn shop.
  5. An instance of selling to a pawn shop.

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Verb

Infinitive
to pawn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pawn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to sell something to a pawn shop.
  2. (video games) to render one's opponent as a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy games

Synonyms

  • (to sell something at a pawn shop): hock

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