hock


hock
hock hock [hɒk ǁ hɑːk] noun informal FINANCE
1. in hock in debt:

• The newspaper is now in hock to a group of business tycoons.

• The Egyptian economy was effectively in hock.

2. go into hock to go into debt:

• The company went $1.5 billion into hock.

3. in hock if you put something in hock, you sell it temporarily because you need the money; = PAWN:

• Most of their possessions are already in hock.

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Ⅰ.
hock UK US /hɒk/ noun [U] INFORMAL
in hock (to sb/sth) — Cf. in hock to sth
go into/get out of hock — Cf. go into/get out of hock
Ⅱ.
hock UK US /hɒk/ verb [T]
to pawn a possession (= leave it temporarily with someone in exchange for an amount of money that must be paid back after a particular period of time to prevent it from being sold): »

People in a financial difficulty often possess something of value to hock.

See also PAWN(Cf. ↑pawn) verb

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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