impawn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From im- +‎ pawn.

Verb[edit]

impawn (third-person singular simple present impawns, present participle impawning, simple past and past participle impawned)

  1. (transitive) To place an item into pawn.
  2. (transitive) To pledge an item of value in return for a loan, or a trade for money.
    He had to impawn everything he owned just to pay his rent.