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Definition of pocket verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pocket

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpɑkət//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pocket
     
    he / she / it pockets
     
    past simple pocketed
     
    -ing form pocketing
     
     
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    put into pocket
  1. 1pocket something to put something into your pocket She paid for the drink and pocketed the change without counting it.
  2. money
  3. 2pocket something to take or keep something, especially an amount of money, that does not belong to you He regularly charges passengers more than the normal fare and pockets the difference.
  4. 3 pocket something to earn or win an amount of money Last year, she pocketed over $1 million in advertising contracts. She pocketed $500 for coming in second.
  5. in pool, etc.
  6. 4pocket something (in the game of pool and some other similar games) to hit a ball into a pocket
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pocket