any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
leave as a guarantee in return for money;
"pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
disable by cutting the hock
- How to handle the procedures of real estate mortgage hock?
- His coat for the coming winter was in hock.
- Having paid off the pawnbroker, I now had my watch out of hock.
- As the middle classes turned to claret, so the upper classes abandoned this increasingly common tipple in favour of hock and champagne.
My cash was gone, and I was in hock for the next three years.出自：Collier's
There was never enough money to get her brooch out of hock again.出自： G. Clare