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verb [transitive]     pocket pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepocketing
past tensepocketed
past participlepocketed
  1. 1
    to put something into your pocket
    1. a.
      to put something into your pocket in order to steal it

      I’m sure I saw him pocketing your mobile phone.

  2. 2
    to take money for yourself that does not belong to you, especially when you are responsible for looking after it

    He said the officials pocketed some of the taxes they collected.

  3. 3
    to win or get an amount of money

    Hendry pocketed a first prize of £110,000.

  4. 4
    to hit a ball into a pocket in billiards, pool, or snooker


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