pawn
1. noun /pɔːn,pɔn,pɑn/
a) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.

Though a pawn of the gods, her departure is the precipitating cause of the Trojan War.

b) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer.

All our jewellery was in pawn by this stage.

2. verb /pɔːn,pɔn,pɑn/
a) To render ones opponent a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy games.

But youd better take your diamond ring, youd better pawn it, babe.

b) To pledge; to stake or wager.

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