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Sample Sentences Using
collateral -- as in: collateral for a loan
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as in: collateral for a loan Define
something of value pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • The bank wouldn’t lend them money because they didn’t have anything to pledge as collateral.
  • They pledged their home as collateral.
  • And he knew that the banks did not want his collateral which they held.
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as in: collateral for a loan Define
something of value pledged for the repayment of a loan
as in: collateral evidence Define
accompanying or connected in some way, but less important
as in: collateral damage in the battle Define
unintentional damage to life or property -- usually as a result of an act of war
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