2 verb
pocket2 [transitive]
1 to 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.
4DGO to hit a ball into a pocket in the game of pool, snooker and billiards [= pot]

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