pocket
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pocket(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. el bolsillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have my ID in my pocket.Tengo mi tarjeta de identificación en el bolsillo.
b. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I have fifty pesos and my house keys in my pocket.Tengo cincuenta pesos y las llaves de la casa en la bolsa.
2. (pouch)
a. el bolsillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sebastian put a bottle of water in the outer pocket of his backpack.Sebastián puso una botella de agua en el bolsillo exterior de la mochila.
3. (billiards)
a. la tronera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you can put it in the corner pocket, you'll win the game.Si la puedes poner en la tronera de la esquina, ganarás el juego.
4. (area)
a. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are pockets of French-speakers in Maine.En Maine, se encuentran bolsas de francófonos.
b. el foco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The theater remained a pocket of resistance during the war.El teatro se mantuvo como foco de resistencia durante toda la guerra.
5. (finance)
a. el bolsillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Luz Maria paid for the plants out of her own pocket.Luz María pagó por las plantas de su propio bolsillo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (of small size)
a. de bolsillo
Susan carries a pocket diary to write down her appointments and her thoughts.Susan lleva una agenda de bolsillo para anotar sus citas y sus pensamientos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to put away)
a. meter en el bolsillo
Zoe pocketed her phone and ran to catch the bus.Zoe metió el teléfono en el bolsillo y corrió a tomar el camión.
b. guardar en el bolsillo
Sam pocketed his map of Barcelona and headed out to explore the city.Sam guardó el mapa de Barcelona en el bolsillo y salió a explorar la ciudad.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to earn)
a. embolsarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She pocketed a 15% commission with that sale.Ella se embolsó una comisión del 15% con esa venta.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to steal)
a. embolsarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He was convicted of pocketing over $2,000,000 in contributions intended for charity.Lo condenaron por embolsarse más de $2,000,000 en contribuciones destinadas a la caridad.
b. afanar
It wasn't until two hours later that I realized that the guy had pocketed my cell phone.Pasadas dos horas me di cuenta de que el tipo me había afanado el celular.
10. (billiards)
a. entronerar
Amanda pocketed the ball on an amazing shot.Amanda entroneró la bola con un golpe increíble.
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pocket
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in trousers, jacket)
a. el bolsillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to go through somebody's pocketsbuscar en los bolsillos de alguien
prices to suit every pocketprecios para todos los bolsillos
to be out of pockethaber perdido dinero
I paid for the presents out of my own pocketpagué los regalos de mi propio bolsillo
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to line one's pocketsllenarse los bolsillos, forrarse
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have somebody in one's pockettener a alguien metido en el bolsillo
pocket calculatorcalculadora de bolsillo
pocket moneydinero m para gastos
4. (in snooker, pool)
a. la agujero m, tronera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (of air, gas)
a. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (of resistance, rebellion)
a. el foco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (put in pocket)
a. meter en el bolsillo
8. (colloquial)
a. afanar (steal)
b. embolsarse
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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pocket [ˈpɒkɪt]
noun
1 (in trousers etc) bolsillo (m); bolsa (f); (Méx)
with his hands in his pockets con las manos (metidas) en los bolsillos
to have sth/sb in one's pocket tener algo/a algn en el bolsillo
to line one's pockets forrarse
to live in each other's or one another's pockets (Britain) vivir el uno para el otro; no dejarse ni a sol ni a sombra
Just because you're married doesn't mean you have to live in each other's pockets This is insufficient to explain how the two of them survived 23 years in each other's pockets
to put one's hand in one's pocket echar mano al bolsillo
2 (finances, budget)
to have deep pockets tener muchos posibles; tener las espaldas bien cubiertas
...insurers, wealthy persons, corporations, and others with deep pockets The museum was forever in need of funds, having been outstripped by the more glamorous institutions that were more successful in attracting those with deep pockets How much would it cost? Like I say, I don't have deep pockets
that hurts his pocket eso le duele en el bolsillo; to be in pocket salir ganando; to be £5 in pocket haber ganado 5 libras; to be out of pocket salir perdiendo; to be £5 out of pocket haber perdido 5 libras
3 (Billiards) tronera (f)
4 (restricted area, space)
pocket of resistance foco (m) de resistencia; pocket of warm air bolsa (f) de aire caliente
transitive verb
1 meter or guardar en el bolsillo
to pocket one's pride aguantarse; tragarse el orgullo
2 (Billiards) entronerar
3 (gain, steal) embolsar
he pocketed half the takings se embolsó la mitad de la recaudación
modifier
de bolsillo
pocket battleship (n) acorazado (m) de bolsillo
pocket calculator (n) calculadora (f) de bolsillo
pocket diary (n) agenda (f) de bolsillo
pocket edition (n) edición (f) de bolsillo
pocket handkerchief (n) pañuelo (m) (de bolsillo)
pocket money (n) dinero (m) para gastos (personales); (children's) dinero (m) de bolsillo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "pocket"
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pocket money
la paga, el dinero de bolsillo
pocket watch
el reloj de bolsillo
out of pocket
sin dinero
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