Matt and Meredith had pawned her off on Natalie Morales and the segment had run short.
With Into the Wild, I pawned off that decision on the McCandless family.
The men whose watches were not pawned looked to see the time.
In half an hour my watch was pawned, and the affair concluded.
I pawned all our jewellery, and as we had a great many valuable things, I got several thousand francs.
He pawned a snake-shaped ring, and they identified this Walenn by it.
But an hour since I heard that he had pawned his breeches and lay in bed writing begging letters.
She pawned them on these first two occasions I've described.
It seemed that the morning he struck me for the place he had pawned his razor for fifteen cents in order to get a shave.
I say she pawned them, but I never had definite proof of it.
"something left as security," late 15c. (mid-12c. as Anglo-Latin pandum), from Old French pan, pant "pledge, security," also "booty, plunder," perhaps from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German pfant, German Pfand, Middle Dutch pant, Old Frisian pand "pledge"), from West Germanic *panda, of unknown origin.
The Old French word is identical to pan "cloth, piece of cloth," from Latin pannum (nominative pannus) "cloth, piece of cloth, garment" and Klein's sources feel this is the source of both the Old French and West Germanic words (perhaps on the notion of cloth used as a medium of exchange).
lowly chess piece, late 14c., from Anglo-French poun, Old French peon, earlier pehon, from Medieval Latin pedonem "foot soldier," from Late Latin pedonem (nominative pedo) "one going on foot," from Latin pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)). The chess sense was in Old French by 13c. Figurative use, of persons, is from 1580s.
"to give (something) as security in exchange for," 1560s, from pawn (n.1). Related: Pawned; pawning.