Definition of pool verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pool

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//puːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//puːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pool
BrE BrE//puːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//puːl//
 
he / she / it pools
BrE BrE//puːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//puːlz//
 
past simple pooled
BrE BrE//puːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//puːld//
 
past participle pooled
BrE BrE//puːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//puːld//
 
-ing form pooling
BrE BrE//ˈpuːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpuːlɪŋ//
 
 
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pool something to collect money, information, etc. from different people so that it can be used by all of them The students work individually, then pool their ideas in groups of six. Police forces across the country are pooling resources in order to solve this crime. Word Originverb late 17th cent. (originally denoting a game of cards having a pool): from French poule in the sense ‘stake, kitty’, associated with pool ‘small area of liquid’.
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