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pledge
/ pledV; plZdV/ n 1 solemn promise; vow ; ; : give a pledge never to reveal the secret . 2 (a) thing left with a person to be kept until the giver has done sth promised, eg paid a debt . (b) article left with a pawnbroker in exchange for sth, esp money . 3 thing given to sb as a sign of friendship, love, etc , : gifts exchanged as a pledge of friendship . 4 (idm ) in/out of pledge left with sb until the giver has paid a debt, etc/no longer left on these conditions []: put/hold sth in pledge [] * take sth out of pledge . sign/take the `pledge (esp joc ) make a solemn promise never to drink alcohol . under pledge of sth in the state of having agreed to or promised sth : You are under pledge of secrecy. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:06
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pledge
v 1 (a) [Tn, Tn.pr, Dn.n, Dn.t] ~ sth (to sb/sth) (fml ) promise solemnly to give (support,etc); give (one's word, honour, etc) as a pledge ; : pledge allegiance(ie loyalty) to the king * pledge a donation (to a charity) * be pledged to secrecy/to keeping a secret . (b)[Tn, Tn.pr, Cn.t] ~ sb/oneself (to sth/to do sth) promise solemnly that sb/one will do sth or support a cause, etc[]: The Government has pledged itself to send aid to the famine victims. . 2 [Tn] leave (sth) with sb as a pledge (2b) : He's pledged (ie pawned) his mother's wedding ring. . 3 [Tn] (fml ) drink to the health of (sb); toast (sb) ; : pledge the bride and bridegroom .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:06
pledge
v 1 (a) [Tn, Tn.pr, Dn.n, Dn.t] ~ sth (to sb/sth) (fml ) promise solemnly to give (support,etc); give (one's word, honour, etc) as a pledge ; : pledge allegiance(ie loyalty) to the king * pledge a donation (to a charity) * be pledged to secrecy/to keeping a secret . (b)[Tn, Tn.pr, Cn.t] ~ sb/oneself (to sth/to do sth) promise solemnly that sb/one will do sth or support a cause, etc[]: The Government has pledged itself to send aid to the famine victims. . 2 [Tn] leave (sth) with sb as a pledge (2b) : He's pledged (ie pawned) his mother's wedding ring. . 3 [Tn] (fml ) drink to the health of (sb); toast (sb) ; : pledge the bride and bridegroom .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:06

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