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

     

    pot

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//pɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pot
    BrE BrE//pɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːt//
     
    he / she / it pots
    BrE BrE//pɒts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːts//
     
    past simple potted
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːtɪd//
     
    past participle potted
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːtɪd//
     
    -ing form potting
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːtɪŋ//
     
    Pool and snooker, Gardening
     
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    plant
  1. 1pot something to put a plant into a flowerpot filled with soil See related entries: Gardening
  2. in billiards, etc.
  3. 2pot something (in the games of billiards, pool and snooker) to hit a ball into one of the pockets (= holes at the corners and edges of the table) synonym pocket He potted the black to take a 7–3 lead. See related entries: Pool and snooker
  4. shoot
  5. 3pot something to kill an animal or a bird by shooting it see also potted
  6. Word Originverb late Old English pott, probably reinforced in Middle English by Old French pot; of unknown ultimate origin (compare with late Latin potus ‘drinking cup’). Current senses of the verb date from the early 17th cent.
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