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English definition of “pool”

pool

noun (MONEY)    /puːl/
[C] in some card games, an amount of money that is collected from all the players and received by the player who wins the gameActions involved in playing cards [C] US the money risked by a number of people on the result of a game or event: a baseball/football/hockey pool the office pool Who won the pool?General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money the pools [plural] (also football pools) UK a type of gambling in which people risk a small amount of money and try to guess the results of football matches correctly and win a lot of money: They do the pools every week.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
(Definition of pool noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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