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

Translation of pocket in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (in garment)
    bolsillo (masculine) or (in Mexico also) bolsa (feminine)
    back/top pocket
    bolsillo or (in Mexico also) bolsa de atrás/superior
    with her hands in her pockets to be in somebody's pocketthey're all in the mayor's pocket
    el alcalde los tiene a todos metidos en el bolsillo
    to have somebody in one's pocket
    tener a alguien (metido) en el bolsillo
    to have something in one's pocket
    tener algo asegurado or (in Spain also) en el bote
    to line one's own pockets
    forrarse [colloquial]
    to live/be in each other's pockets (British English)
    estar uno encima del otro
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (financial resources) prices to suit every pocket
    precios para todos los bolsillos
    to pay for something out of o from one's own pocket
    pagar algo de su propio bolsillo
    see alsoout-of-pocket
    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.
    1.3 (holder — in car door)
    portamapas (masculine)
    (— inside, outside bag) bolsillo (masculine)
    (— on billiard, snooker, pool table) tronera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 gas
    una bolsa de gas
    pockets of resistance/unemployment
    bolsas (feminine plural) or focos (masculine plural) de resistencia/desempleo
    Example 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.
  • 3
    (in US football) pocket (masculine) (área protegida detrás de la línea de golpeo)

transitive verb

  • 1 (put in pocket)
    meterse or guardarse en el bolsillo
    he pocketed the cards
    se metió or se guardó las cartas en el bolsillo
    Example 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] she pocketed the change
    se quedó con el cambio
    se 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.

adjective

  • (before noun)
    (camera/dictionary/calculator)
    de bolsillo
    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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