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1mortgage/ˈmoɚgɪʤ/noun
pluralmortgages
1mortgage
/ˈmoɚgɪʤ/
noun
pluralmortgages
Learner's definition of MORTGAGE  
[count]
: a legal agreement in which a person borrows money to buy property (such as a house) and pays back the money over a period of years — often used before another noun
— see also reverse mortgage
2mortgage/ˈmoɚgɪʤ/verb
mortgagesmortgagedmortgaging
2mortgage
/ˈmoɚgɪʤ/
verb
mortgagesmortgagedmortgaging
Learner's definition of MORTGAGE  
[+ object]
: to give someone a legal claim on (property that you own) in exchange for money that you will pay back over a period of years

mortgage the/your future

chiefly US, disapproving
: to borrow a large amount of money that will have to be paid back in the future or to do something that may cause problems for you in the future
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