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pool

noun  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

pool

verb [T]  us   /pul/
to combine your money with money from a number of other people for shared use: The kids pooled their money to buy their parents plane tickets.
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