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English definition of “pool”


noun [C] (COLLECTION)   /pul/
an amount of money or a number of people or things collected together for shared use by several people or organizations : Their profits get plowed back into a pool to pay subscribersclaims . A pool is also the total amount of money risked by people on the result of a card game or sports event : an office Super Bowl pool
(Definition of pool noun (COLLECTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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