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Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːkət; ˈpɒkɪt/

Translation of pocket in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (in garment) bolsillo (masculine) or (in Mexico also/en México también) bolsa (feminine) back/top pocket bolsillo or (in Mexico also/en México también) bolsa de atrás/superior with her hands in her pockets con las manos (metidas) en los bolsillos to be in sb's pocket they're all in the mayor's pocket el alcalde los tiene a todos metidos en el bolsillo to have sb in one's pocket tener* a algn (metido) en el bolsillo to have sth in one's pocket tener* algo asegurado or (in Spain also/en España también) en el bote to line one's own pockets forrarse [colloquial/familiar] to live/be in each other's pockets (British English/inglés británico) estar* uno encima del otro 1.2 (financial resources) bolsillo (masculine) prices to suit every pocket precios para todos los bolsillos to pay for sth out of o from one's own pocket pagar* algo de su propio bolsillo see also out-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
    • 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.
    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) bolsa (feminine) 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/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (put in pocket) meterse or guardarse en el bolsillo he pocketed the cards se metió or se guardó las cartas en el bolsillo 1.2 (steal, gain) [colloquial/familiar] embolsarse [colloquial/familiar] she pocketed the change se quedó con el cambio, se embolsó el cambio [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 (in snooker, pool) entronerar


  • (before noun/delante del nombre) [camera/dictionary/calculator] de bolsillo

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