|Origin:||pawn 'condition of having been pawned' (15-21 centuries), from Old French pan|
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to leave something valuable with a pawnbroker in order to borrow money from them
pawn something ↔ offphrasal verb
to persuade someone to buy or accept something that you want to get rid of, especially something of low quality
pawn something ↔ off on
Don't let him pawn off an old bike on you - get a new one.
to present something in a dishonest way:
The tabloids often pawn off gossip and trivia as real news.