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pocket

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɑk·ɪt/

pocket noun [C] (BAG)

a small bag, usually made of cloth, sewn on the inside or outside of a piece of clothing and used to hold small objects: coat/pants/shirt pockets She took her keys out of her pocket. I paid for my ticket out of my own pocket (= with my own money). A pocket is also a small container that is part of or attached to something else: The map is in the pocket on the car door. In the game of pool , the pockets are the holes around the edge of the table into which the balls are hit.

pocket noun [C] (PART)

a small part of something larger that is considered separate because of a particular quality: It remained a pocket of poverty within a generally affluent area.
pocketful
noun [C]  us   /ˈpɑk·ɪtˌfʊl/
a pocketful of coins

pocket

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈpɑk·ɪt/

pocket adjective [not gradable] (BAG)

small enough to be kept in a pocket: a pocket diary a pocket watch

pocket

verb [T]  us   /ˈpɑk·ɪt/

pocket verb [T] (BAG)

to put something in your pocket, or (fig.) to take money esp. when it has been obtained unfairly or illegally: He pocketed his change. fig. Some sold nonexistent land and pocketed all the cash.
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