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Pawn, vb. 1) to pledge: Lucr. 1351. Err. V, 389. H4B II, 1, 153. H4B II, 1, 153 H4B II, 1, 153 IV, 2, 112. H6C III, 3, 116. IV, 2, 9. R3 IV, 2, 92. Cor. V, 6, 21. Tim. I, 1, 147. Cymb. I, 6, 194. “to p. down:” Lr. I, 2, 92. With to: “till he hath --ed his horses to mine host,” Wiv. II, 1, 99. John III, 1, 98. H6C V, 7, 39. Tim. III, 5, 81.
2) to put to stake, to stake: “--ing his honour to obtain his lust,” Lucr. 156. “something else --ed with the other,” Merch. III, 5, 87. “I'll p. the little blood which I have left to save the innocent,” Wint. II, 3, 166. H6B V, 1, 113. Cor. III, 1, 15. Cymb. I, 4, 118. Almost == to lose, to forfeit: “the garter, blemished, --ed his knightly honour,” R3 IV, 4, 370. “p. their experience to their present pleasure,” Ant. I, 4, 32.
3) to secure by a pledge: “I'll p. this truth with my three drops of blood,” Troil. I, 3, 301 (Q prove).
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