English version

pawn something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpawn something ↔ off phrasal verb American English1 informal to persuade someone to buy or accept something that you want to get rid of, especially something of low quality on Don’t let him pawn off an old bike on you – get a new one.2 pawn somebody/something ↔ off as something to present something in a dishonest way The tabloids often pawn off gossip and trivia as real news. pawn→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pawn offI had thrown away my chances in life, pawned them off for a few cheap thrills.
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Verb table
pawn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypawn
he, she, itpawns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypawned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pawned
he, she, ithas pawned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pawned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pawn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pawned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pawning
he, she, itis pawning
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you, we, theyare pawning
Past
I, he, she, itwas pawning
you, we, theywere pawning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pawning
he, she, ithas been pawning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pawning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pawning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pawning
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