US: /ˈpɔn/
UK: /pˈɔːn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

pawn /pɔ:n/
  • danh từ
    • con tốt (trong bộ cờ)
    • (nghĩa bóng) tốt đen, anh cầm cờ chạy hiệu
    • danh từ
      • sự cầm đồ
        • to be in pawn: bị đem cầm đi
        • to put something in pawn: đem cầm vật gì
        • to take something out of pawn: chuộc lại vật gì đã cầm
      • vật đem cầm
      • ngoại động từ
        • cầm, đem cầm
        • (nghĩa bóng) đem đảm bảo
          • to pawn one's honour: đem danh sự ra đảm bảo
          • to pawn one's life: lấy tính mệnh ra đảm bảo
          • to pawn one's word: hứa

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb
      + noun
      1 a CHESS piece of the smallest size and least value. Each player has eight pawns at the start of a game: He had to sacrifice another pawn.
      2 a person or group whose actions are controlled by more powerful people: The hostages are being used as political pawns.
      Idioms: in pawn if sth is in pawn, it has been pawned: All her jewellery was in pawn.
      + verb [VN] to leave an object with a pawnbroker in exchange for money. The object is returned to the owner if he or she pays back the money within an agreed period of time. If not, it can be sold.

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 pledge, mortgage, hypothecate, plight, deposit, Formal pignorate, Archaic gage, Colloq Brit pop, Chiefly US and Canadian hock:
      I had to pawn my watch to get enough money to eat.
      2 venture, stake, risk, gamble, hazard, chance, jeopardize:
      By agreeing to donate one of his kidneys, he pawned his life to save hers.
      3 collateral, guaranty or guarantee, pledge, surety, security, assurance, bond, bail, deposit:
      She gave her jewels as pawn for the safe return of the children.
      tool, cat's-paw, puppet, instrument, dummy, dupe, Colloq stooge:
      He's not important: he's just being used as a pawn by the powerful interests involved.

      Concise English dictionary

      +an article deposited as security
      +a person used by another to gain an end
      +(chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
      +borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan
      +leave as a guarantee in return for money