To trade or provide collateral in exchange for funds. Individuals often pawn valuables in order to quickly acquire money and are required to repurchase the item(s) or meet lien obligations if they wish to have their collateral returned.

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You may find it is best that you pawn something if you need to get a hold of some cash very quickly.

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You may want to try and pawn something if you really need to get your hands on some liquidity quickly.

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I went to the pawn shop because I wanted to sell a few items that I thought might make me enough money to go to Disneyland.

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