Translation of pocket in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (in garment)bolsillo (masculine)back/top pocket
(Mexico tb) bolsa (feminine)bolsillo or (Mexico tb) bolsa de atrás/superiorwith her hands in her pockets to be in somebody's pocketthey're all in the mayor's pocketel alcalde los tiene a todos metidos en el bolsilloto have somebody in one's pockettener a alguien (metido) en el bolsilloto have something in one's pockettener algo asegurado or (Spain tb) en el boteto line one's own pocketsforrarse [colloquial]to live/be in each other's pockets (British English)estar uno encima del otroExample sentences1.2 (financial resources) prices to suit every pocket
precios para todos los bolsillosto pay for something out of o from one's own pocketpagar algo de su propio bolsillosee also→ out-of-pocketExample sentences1.3 (holder)
- 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.
(in car door) portamapas (masculine)(inside, outside bag) bolsillo (masculine)(on billiard, snooker, pool table) tronera (feminine)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 gasuna bolsa de gaspockets of resistance/unemploymentbolsas (feminine plural) de resistencia/desempleo
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 (put in pocket)meterse or guardarse en el bolsillohe pocketed the cardsse metió or se guardó las cartas en el bolsilloExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (steal, gain) [colloquial]embolsarse [colloquial]she pocketed the changese quedó con el cambiose embolsó el cambio [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 (in snooker, pool)Example sentences
- 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.
- (before noun)(camera/dictionary/calculator)
de bolsilloExample 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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