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British English: /ˈpɒkɪt/
American English: /ˈpɑkət/

Translation of pocket in Italian:


  • 1 (in garment) jacket, trouser pocket
    tasca della giacca, dei pantaloni
    with one's hands in one's pockets to put one's hand in one's pocket [figurative] to go through somebody's pockets
    frugare nelle tasche di qualcuno
    to turn out one's pockets
    vuotarsi le tasche
    he paid for it out of his own pocket
    l'ha pagato di tasca sua
    prices to suit every pocket [figurative]
    prezzi per tutte le tasche
  • 3 [figurative] (small area) pocket of resistance, of opposition
    sacca di resistenza, opposizione


  • (calculator, flask, diary, dictionary, edition)

transitive verb

  • 1
    (put in one's pocket) mettersi in tasca, intascare
    (keep for oneself) intascare (money, profits)
  • 2 (American English) (Politics)to pocket a bill
    opporre un veto a un progetto di legge


to be in pocket

(British English)
avere guadagnato

to be out of pocket

(British English)

I'm £40 out of pocket

ci ho rimesso 40 sterline

to have somebody in one's pocket

tenere qualcuno in pugno

to line one's pockets

riempirsi le tasche

to live in each other's pockets

stare sempre appiccicati o essere inseparabili

to pocket one's pride

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