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

     

    pocket

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒkɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːkɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pocket
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒkɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːkɪt//
     
    he / she / it pockets
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒkɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːkɪts//
     
    past simple pocketed
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒkɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːkɪtɪd//
     
    past participle pocketed
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒkɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːkɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form pocketing
    BrE BrE//ˈpɒkɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːkɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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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. 3pocket something to earn or win an amount of money Last year, she pocketed over $1 million in advertising contracts. She pocketed £500 for coming second.
  5. in billiards, etc.
  6. 4pocket something (in the games of billiards, pool and snooker) to hit a ball into a pocket (5) synonym pot
  7. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘bag, sack’, also used as a measure of quantity): from Anglo-Norman French poket(e), diminutive of poke ‘pouch’. The verb dates from the late 16th cent.
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