pocketpock‧et1 /ˈpɒkɪt $ ˈpɑː-/ ●●●S2W2 noun [countable]1in clothesDC a type of small bag in or on a coat, trousers etc that you can put money, keys etc inLuke came in with his hands in his pockets.jacket/trouser etc pocketThe keys are in my trouser pocket.pocket ofthe inside pocket of his jacketThe policeman told me to turn out my pockets (=take everything out of them).2moneyPAY FOR the amount of money that you have to spendThere are eight hotels, with a price range to suit every pocket.from/out of/into your own pocketDan had to pay for the repairs out of his own pocket.He was accused of diverting some of the firm’s money into his own pocket.The deepening recession has hit people’s pockets.For investors with deep pockets (=a lot of money), the Berlin property market is attractive.3small containerD a small bag or piece of materialfastened to something so that you can put things into itPlease read the air safety card in the pocket of the seat in front.4small area/amount a small area or amount of something that is different from what surrounds itpocket ofIn some parts, there are still pockets of violence and unrest.pockets of air inside the hull of the ship5 →be in somebody’s pocket6 →have something in your pocket7 →out of pocket8 →be/live in each other’s pockets9game a small net on a pool, snooker, or billiardtable, which you try to hitballs into →air pocket, → burn a hole in your pocketat burn1(17), → line your own pocketsat line2(4), → pick somebody’s pocketat pick1(14)COLLOCATIONSverbsput something in your pocketI put the £5 note in my pocket.stuff/thrust something in your pocket (=put it there quickly and carelessly)He took off his cap and stuffed it in his pocket.take something out of/from your pocketMarcia took a pair of dark glasses out of her pocket.reach into your pocket (=put your hand into your pocket to find something)"Do you want a cigarette?" he asked, reaching into his pocket.search your pocket (=look for something in your pocket)I searched my pockets for my train ticket but it wasn't there.turn out/empty your pockets (=take everything out of your pockets in order to find something)His mother made him turn out his pockets.dig in your pocket (=put your hand in your pocket to find something)Boris dug in his pocket for his keys.phraseswith your hands in your pocketsI saw him wandering along the beach with his hands in his pockets.somebody's pockets are bulging (=they are very full)Tony's pockets were bulging with loose change.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + pocketa back/front/side pocketHe took a wad of money from his back pocket.a breast pocket (=on the chest)There was a silk handkerchief in his breast pocket.an inside pocket (=on the inside of a coat, jacket etc)Gregson pulled a photo from the inside pocket of his jacket.a jacket/trouser/shirt etc pocketShe slipped the map into her jacket pocket.
pocketpocket2 verb [transitive]1PUTto put something into your pocketMaggie locked the door and pocketed the keys.2to steal money, especially money that you are responsible forOne inspector had pocketed up to $500,000 in bribes.3to get a large amount of money, win a prize etc, especially in a way that seems very easy or slightly dishonestJohnston pocketed $2,500 in prize money.4DGSto hit a ball into a pocket in the game of pool, snooker or billiards syn pot→ See Verb table
pocket• Students are allowed to take pocketcalculators into their exams.• She took a pocketmirror out of her handbag and put on some lipstick.From Longman Business Dictionarypocketpock‧et1 /ˈpɒkɪtˈpɑːkɪt/ noun [countable]1journalism used to refer to the amount of money people have available to spendWe need to find a way to put more money in people’s pockets.a savings scheme to suit all pockets (=suitable however much money you have)a company with deep pockets (=a lot of money)2a small area or part of something where a situation is very different from other areas or partspocket ofCertain pockets of the aircraft market already have shown themselves to be vulnerable.3be out of pocket informal to have less money than you should have after an event such as a business dealAll expenses will be paid. You won’t be out of pocket.4put your hand in your pocket informal to give money to someone who needs it5line your pockets disapproving to earn a lot of money, especially by using unfair methodsBanks are lining their pockets by charging their customers sky-high interest rates.pocketpocket2 adjectivepocket calculator/dictionary etc a calculator, dictionary etc that is small enough to carry in your pocketa pocket televisionpocketpocket3 verb [transitive] informal1to get money, especially in a slightly dishonest way or when you do not deserve itFor operating the network, Jefferies pockets about $60,000 a day.He sold her car for more than she asked for, and pocketed the difference (=kept the extra money for himself).2to steal money, especially money you are responsible forThe insurer had no record of the policy because the agent had pocketed the premiums.→ See Verb table