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pocketpocket2 verb [transitive]  1 PUTto put something into your pocket Maggie locked the door and pocketed the keys.2 to steal money, especially money that you are responsible for One inspector had pocketed up to $500,000 in bribes.3 to get a large amount of money, win a prize etc, especially in a way that seems very easy or slightly dishonest Johnston pocketed $2,500 in prize money.4 DGSto hit a ball into a pocket in the game of pool, snooker or billiards syn pot→ See Verb table
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pocketRobbins admitted pocketing $5300 of the campaign money.Last year the taxman pocketed 550 million from people who should not have been paying tax - or who paid too much.His wife also pocketed a £20 million pay-off after 26 years of marriage.Forbes is traveling the country at an impressive clip, spreading his flat-tax message and pocketing IOUs from Republican pols.It's simple - we buy them for $5, sell them for $8, and pocket the difference.The suicidal farmers can be set in stark contrast to the wealthy shareholders who pocket the difference.When they were done, he made a show of locking up and pocketing the key.Tom slipped off his rings and pocketed them.Jack dumped about eight cigarettes out of his Rameses pack and pocketed them.