pocket

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pocket

Plural
pockets

  1. A pocket is a small empty space, usually in your clothes, usually to carry things in.
    I usually put my keys in my pants' pocket, but I can't find them now.
    My cell phone is in the outside pocket of my bag.
  2. A pocket is a small area of something that is completely surrounded by something else.
    There was a small pocket of air under the boat.
    There is a pocket of Welsh-speaking villages in South Wales.

Verb[change]

Plain form
pocket

Third-person singular
pockets

Past tense
pocketed

Past participle
pocketed

Present participle
pocketing

  1. If you pocket something you put it in your pocket.
  2. If you pocket something you win, take, or steal it (and put it in your pocket.)

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