Translation of pocket in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (in garment)back/top pocketbolsillo (masculine) or (in Mexico also) bolsa (feminine)with her hands in her pockets to be in somebody's pocketthey're all in the mayor's pocketbolsillo or (in Mexico also) bolsa de atrás/superiorto have somebody in one's pocketel alcalde los tiene a todos metidos en el bolsilloto have something in one's pockettener a alguien (metido) en el bolsilloto line one's own pocketstener algo asegurado or (in Spain also) en el boteto live/be in each other's pockets (British English)forrarse [colloquial]estar uno encima del otroExample sentences1.2 (financial resources) prices to suit every pocket
to pay for something out of o from one's own pocketprecios para todos los bolsillossee also → out-of-pocketpagar algo de su propio bolsilloExample sentences1.3 (holder — in car door)
- I turned around to see someone standing there with his hands in his pants pockets, smiling.
- It has two zippered side-entry pockets and high-quality ribbing at the waist and cuffs.
- Sadly this happened to us recently after my smart smart brother left a biro in his shirt pocket.
portamapas (masculine)(— inside, outside bag)(— on billiard, snooker, pool table)Example sentences
- Kind-hearted readers have dug deep into their own pockets to replace the money stolen from a collection tin destined for our Cancer Appeal.
- A wide variety of hotels are available to suit all pockets.
- Like any parent whose pockets are empty, I turned a deaf ear.
- There are storage pockets in all four doors, which is always appreciated.
- The process also allows for part integration, like storage bins, map pockets and cup holders built into door panels.
- There are plenty more stowage points dotted around the car, including glove box, front door pockets, cup and bottle holders, and a special slide out shelf beneath the front seats.
- Wisely selecting the six ball for the side pocket, you carefully position the cue ball.
- I leaned over the table, aiming to bounce the white ball off of a side to knock a blue ball into the corner pocket.
- The pool hall was full of seedy characters as Sabrina sunk a red ball into the corner pocket, slamming two more in on rebound.
- 2 (small area) a pocket of gaspockets of resistance/unemploymentuna bolsa de gasbolsas (feminine plural) or focos (masculine plural) de resistencia/desempleoExample sentences
- A month or so ago I called at Browns Nursery in Wigginton to buy a few primulas to give the garden pockets of bright colour.
- The temperature plummeted; large slabs of permanent ice replaced occasional pockets of snow.
- Then Bob took over, planting colorful flowers in poolside pockets and on the terraced hillside.
- 1.1 (put in pocket)he pocketed the cardsmeterse or guardarse en el bolsillo1.2 (steal, gain) [colloquial] she pocketed the changese metió or se guardó las cartas en el bolsillose quedó con el cambiose embolsó el cambio [colloquial]Example sentences1.3 (in snooker, pool)
- Some borrowed money was pocketed by corrupt officials.
- ‘They pocketed the bribe money without ever delivering the quid pro quo,’ he said.
- We have also had stories of lawyers pocketing money entrusted to them by clients and others allegedly being involved in corruption.
- I accepted the challenge to simply pocket the object ball in the side, and stop the cueball dead.
- After pocketing a red ball, the player may shoot at his choice of colored balls.
- The main reason not to use sidespin is it increases the difficulty of pocketing the ball.
- He locked the doors, pocketed his keys, and walked to me.
- As I pocketed the bill, still sensing their hostility, I readied my escape plan.
- After a moment of hesitation, Joe shrugged and pocketed the money.
- (before noun)(camera/dictionary/calculator)Example sentences
- A spokeswoman also said that in 100 years, the pocket dictionary had almost doubled in size, reflecting the expansion in the language.
- And if you really want to get philosophical, bring a pocket dictionary.
- A little French is indispensable, even if it's just from pocket dictionaries and phrase books.
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