Definition of 'pocket'
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He earned pocket money as an assistant tennis coach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is that really a knife in his back pocket? Times, Sunday Times (2016)They may not have dug too deep into their pockets. The Sun (2016)But he insists he is happy to keep his money in his pocket until the summer. The Sun (2016)Pocket Living is one such company. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Think how much you'd miss those giant pockets big enough to carry a sandwich and a Coke. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tax cuts will leave more in people 's pockets to spend and $1 trillion of infrastructure investment will reinforce demand for labour for a decade. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A weaker pound forces up inflation because imported goods become more expensive, taking money out of people 's pockets for spending elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The most interesting nights you get different pockets within one audience feeling those things. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some are small enough to fit in a pocket. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a big player with deep pockets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The move was blasted last night amid fears it is to mask the huge sums they pocket. The Sun (2015)Why would you not want to have that in your back pocket? Times, Sunday Times (2012) Deep pockets do not ease dark nights. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The company is big enough and has deep enough pockets to absorb the shocks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These smaller devices are easier to fit in a bag or pocket. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sight of that red tab on the back pocket triggers something that is well worth triggering. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The ring was in his pocket and he put it back on. The Sun (2014)Pocket calculators existed before there were floppy disks. Infinite in All Directions (1989)They have two large pockets which are positioned behind the saddle flap on either side. Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)Anything small enough to fit into a pocket or handbag should be stashed away until they leave. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It must be so nice to have pocket money! Little Women (1869)Staff are furious that their benefits are being crunched while top brass pocket huge sums. The Sun (2010)It comes from completely different pockets. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now it's just pockets of people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That's a lot of pocket money. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet both players pocketed a cheque for 850,000. The Sun (2009)Before pockets there were pouches. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I can't love anything that isn't a pocket edition. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'pocket'
British English: pocket /ˈpɒkɪt/ NOUN
A pocket is a small bag or pouch that forms part of a piece of clothing.
...his jacket pocket.
- American English: pocket
- Arabic: جَيْب
- Brazilian Portuguese: bolso
- Chinese: 衣袋
- Croatian: džep
- Czech: kapsa
- Danish: lomme
- Dutch: zak in kleding
- European Spanish: bolsillo
- Finnish: tasku
- French: poche
- German: Tasche Bekleidung
- Greek: τσέπη
- Italian: tasca
- Japanese: ポケット
- Korean: 주머니
- Norwegian: lomme
- Polish: kieszeń
- European Portuguese: bolso
- Romanian: buzunar
- Russian: карман
- Spanish: bolsillo
- Swedish: ficka
- Thai: กระเป๋า
- Turkish: cep
- Ukrainian: кишеня
- Vietnamese: túi
British English: pocket ADJECTIVE
You use pocket to describe something that is small enough to fit into a pocket, often something that is a smaller version of a larger item.
...a pocket calculator.
British English: pocket VERB
If someone who is in possession of something valuable such as a sum of money pockets it, they steal it or take it for themselves, even though it does not belong to them.
Banks have passed some of the savings on to customers and pocketed the rest.
Definition of pocket from the Collins English Dictionary
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