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pocket

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpɒkɪt/
BAG A2 a small bag that is sewn or fixed onto or into a piece of clothing, a bag, the back of a seat, etc: a coat/shirt/trouser pocket He was asked to empty his pockets. Safety instructions are in the pocket on the seat in front of you.Parts of clothesBags in general
SMALL AREA/AMOUNT a small area or small amount of something that is different from what is around it: There was real poverty in some pockets of the country. small pockets of air trapped inside the glassDifferent and differenceAreas of land in generalSpace - general words
MONEY the amount of money that you have for spending: I shouldn't have to pay for travel out of my own pocket (= with my own money).General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
be out of pocket to have less money than you should have because you have paid for something: The travel company cancelled our trip and we were left hundreds of pounds out of pocket.Budgeting and saving money
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