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verb [transitive] pocket pronunciation in British English /ˈpɒkɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypocket
he/she/itpockets
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.
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  3. 3
    to win or get an amount of money
    Hendry pocketed a first prize of £110,000.

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