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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mortgage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. burdened with legal or financial obligations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. burdened with legal or financial obligations


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  • To her, novel ideas meant the overthrow of succession of crops, ruin under the name of improvements and methods; in short, mortgaged lands as the inevitable result of experiments.


  • His estate, which has been long mortgaged, is taken from him; and poverty and disgrace await him!

    The Coquette, or, The History of Eliza Wharton: A Novel Founded on Fact

  • Because today 70 percent of our new debt is being purchased by foreign lenders, 50 percent of our public debt is held by foreign lenders, and that means America's being mortgaged, which is not good for our economy.

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2008

  • Except this time, U.S. banks aren't selling packages of so-called mortgaged-backed securities to investors; the banks are selling "credit cardholder debt" to investors.

    Indymedia Ireland

  • NEW DELHI: Hitting back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his attack on the Left, the CPM on Friday alleging his government had "mortgaged" India's foreign policy for Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

    The Times of India

  • Mark had mortgaged everything they owned to buy Rutherford International.

    Fatal Error

  • It had escaped being mortgaged along with everything else, because the lending officer from the bank had claimed it was essentially worthless.

    Fatal Error

  • With bank-bond spreads and costs of credit-default swaps having risen so sharply since July, profitability is going to be squeezed with every bond and every interbank loan that matures, and an ever-greater share of assets is going to have to be mortgaged to keep the funding base stable.

    For French Banks, Problems Abound

  • "We will not stand for our pockets being picked, our children's future being mortgaged, our rights being taken away," the governor said.

    Bob Cesca: Rick Perry Is a Socialist in a Secessionist Costume

  • The Labour MP for Brent North made a profit of almost £200,000 from a flat mortgaged and renovated with the help of taxpayers 'cash, the Telegraph has alleged.

    For Foulkes Sake - step forward The Red Baron


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