Definition of in pawn in English:

in pawn

phrase

  • (of an object) held as security by a pawnbroker.

    ‘our money was gone and everything was in pawn’
    • ‘Unfortunately, his guitar is in pawn down at the local hock shop because he can't pay his bills on time.’
    • ‘She can't afford to pay off the money all at once and must leave her things in pawn.’
    • ‘A forty-dollar shovel will net you less than six bucks in pawn.’