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Pfand  

   nt   , -(e)s, -"er   security, pledge  ,   (beim Pfänderspiel)    forfeit
(=Verpackungspfand, Nutzungspfand)  
deposit     (fig)   pledge  
etw als Pfand geben, etw zum Pfand setzen      liter   to pledge sth, to give sth as (a) security     (fig)   to pledge sth,   (beim Pfänderspiel)    to pay sth as a forfeit  
ich gebe mein Wort als Pfand      I pledge my word  
etw gegen Pfand leihen      to lend sth against a security or pledge  
[Fahrrad, Schlittschuh etc]   to hire   (Brit)  or rent   (US)   sth out in return for a deposit  
auf dem Glas ist Pfand      there's something (back) on the glass inf  , there's a deposit on the glass  
auf der Flasche sind 50 Pf Pfand      there's 50Pf (back) on the bottle inf     
ein Pfand einlösen      to redeem a pledge  
etw als Pfand behalten      to keep sth as (a) security, to hold sth in pledge  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
ein Pfand einlösen exp.
to redeem a pledge

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to pledge sth ; to give sth as (a) security ; to pay sth as a forfeit
[Liter.]
exp.
to pledge sth ; to give sth as (a) security ; to pay sth as a forfeit
[Liter.]
exp.
to keep sth as (a) security ; to hold sth in pledge
exp.
to lend sth against a security {or} pledge ; to hire {or} rent sth out in return for a deposit
exp.
to give sth as a deposit
exp.
there's something (back) on the glass ; there's a deposit on the glass
exp.
I pledge my word
exp.
there's 50Pf (back) on the bottle
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'Pfand' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
ein Pfand (ab)geben
exp.
ein (Unter)pfand seiner guten Absichten

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