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poolnoun

uk /puːl/ us /puːl/

pool noun (LIQUID)

B2 [ C ] a small area of usually still water:

We looked for crabs in the rock pools along the seashore.

B2 [ C ] a small amount of liquid on a surface:

a pool of blood/oil
figurative a pool of light

A2 [ C ] a swimming pool :

I spent most of my holiday lying/sunbathing by the pool.

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pool noun (COLLECTION)

[ C ] a number of people or a quantity of a particular thing, such as money, collected together for shared use by several people or organizations:

Patrick crashed a Ford that he'd borrowed from the car pool at work.

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pool noun (MONEY)

[ C ] in some card games, an amount of money that is collected from all the players and received by the player who wins the game

[ C ] US the money risked by a number of people on the result of a game or event:

the office pool
Who won the pool?
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 games correctly and win a lot of money:

They do the pools every week.

pool noun (GAME)

B1 [ U ] a game in which two people use cues (= long, thin poles) to hit 16 coloured balls into six holes around the edge of a large table covered in soft cloth:

a pool table/room/hall
mainly US informal Do you want to shoot (= play) some pool?
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poolverb [ T ]

uk /puːl/ us /puːl/

(Definición de pool del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

pool en inglés americano

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poolnoun

us /pul/

pool noun (LIQUID)

[ C ] a small area of usually still water, or a small amount of liquid:

pools of water in the gutter
a pool of blood

[ C ] A pool is also a swimming pool.

pool noun (COLLECTION)

[ C ] 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 subscribers’ claims.

[ C ] 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

pool noun (GAME)

[ U ] a game played by two or more people in which a cue (= long, round stick) is used to hit a white ball against other balls in order to roll them into one of six holes around the edge of a special table:

a pool table

poolverb [ T ]

us /pul/

to combine your money with money from a number of other people for shared use:

(Definición de pool del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

pool en inglés de negocios

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poolnoun

uk /puːl/ us

a quantity of a particular thing or money that is collected and used by different people or organizations:

You can buy shares directly via a stockbroker or invest in a pool of shares run by a professional fund manager.
You can use a car from the car pool for your trip.

WORKPLACE, HR a number of people who are available to work when needed:

We are creating a pool of workers who are willing and able to fill such positions.
Many companies are considering outsourcing some of their operations in order to tap into a cheaper pool of labour.

INSURANCE a group of insurance companies that work together to provide insurance for something that a single insurance company cannot provide insurance for alone:

poolverb [ T ]

uk /puːl/ us

to share something such as money, information, etc. so that it can be used by several different people or groups:

The countries agreed to pool resources for defence purposes.
They pool money from thousands of different investors and put it into a wide range of companies.

(Definición de pool del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)