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An example use of pawn in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
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meanings of pawn
The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, and attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
Alternative form of paan.
A pawnshop; pawnbroker.
An instance of pawning something.
The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end.
To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
To pledge; to stake or wager.
Alternative form of pwn.
pawn frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word pawn occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.