Translation of pocket in Spanish:


bolsillo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɑkət//ˈpɒkɪt/


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    • 1.1(in garment)

      bolsillo masculine
      bolsa feminine Mexico
      back/top pocket bolsa de atrás/superior Mexico
      • with her hands in her pockets con las manos (metidas) en los bolsillos
      • But Kevin was already skipping down the street, camera in pocket, cell phone in hand.
      • Khaki green dominates the trouser line, topped by classic military shirts with contrasting pockets.
      • Brooches will be everywhere this winter, but worn not only on a lapel, but also on bags, the pockets of jeans and even beanie hats.
      • There was a leaf motif on a men's top, while denim jeans featured pin-tuck pockets.
      • I've gotten in the habit of carrying a notebook in my coat pocket.
      • Evan strolled ahead, hands in pockets, cap tilted forward on his brow.
      • Parkas are tricked out with watertight zippers and pockets for everything from cell phones to goggles.
      • And for extra room in the seat, try jeans with a low waist, low pockets and a bit of a flare around the ankle.
      • Others, including myself, just folded them up to carry in our shirt pockets.
      • I shove his wallet in my back pocket and slam the compartment shut, locking it before I leave.
      • I turned around to see someone standing there with his hands in his pants pockets, smiling.
      • If the card is in your pocket when you are close to the car, a push of the button on the door handle will be enough to unlock it.
      • Sadly this happened to us recently after my smart smart brother left a biro in his shirt pocket.
      • It will not only fit easily into a daypack, it can also be carried in a shirt pocket.
      • Purses and wallets in coat pockets make for an easy target, so put your cash, cards and keys in an inside pocket well out of reach.
      • A crowd pleaser was the dark denim jean skirt with pink pockets, paired with a pink tank top.
      • All the coats have hidden pockets, pouches and hook and loop fasteners just like their tactical vests.
      • Well, if you are wearing a swimsuit, there certainly isn't going to be a pocket for you to carry these things.
      • It has two zippered side-entry pockets and high-quality ribbing at the waist and cuffs.
      • He had his hands in his jeans pockets as he leaned against the tree.

    • 1.2(financial resources)

      bolsillo masculine
      prices to suit every pocket precios para todos los bolsillos
      • ‘You do need a fairly deep pocket to finance the running of an estate,’ concedes Bound.
      • Followers of York Wasps have dug deep - into their pockets and their emotional resources - to get the club this far.
      • The chief executive says he has no plans to ask his shareholders to dip into their pockets to raise further finance.
      • As many gamblers have testified, taking a chance with your cash is likely to lead to heartache and empty pockets.
      • Schemes that promise to double your money overnight are guaranteed to empty your pockets.
      • Both stressed that they were financing the expedition out of their own pockets and all the funds they raise will go directly to Oasis House.
      • Those currencies promote economic diversity and direct local resources to local pockets rather than to global companies' vaults.
      • Like any parent whose pockets are empty, I turned a deaf ear.
      • They want him to stick his hand in his nicely-lined pockets, and finance a death-or-glory spree.
      • Few businesses in this world are started by individuals with bottomless pockets and endless resources.
      • And he would be up against Apple, a company with bottomless pockets in comparison.
      • It counts on the largesse of the largest financial pockets in the city, both private and corporate.
      • 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.
      • The congregation has already dug deeply in its collective pockets to finance these.
      • You may leave with empty pockets but you will take home great memories, and probably the hangover of a lifetime.
      • So Richard and Leo sell off their assets, empty their pockets and borrow some money from a studio.
      • The composer has paid the physical costs of the production out of his own pocket, a contribution tantamount to self publishing.
      • There were too many theatre seats in the borough and other venues were targeting the same audiences with greater resources and deeper pockets than the town hall.
      • Indeed, Forward talks at great length about how boring life in Malmesbury is for teenagers with empty pockets.

    • 1.3(holder)

      (in car door) portamapas masculine
      (inside, outside bag) bolsillo masculine
      (on billiard, snooker, pool table) tronera feminine
      • The pool hall was full of seedy characters as Sabrina sunk a red ball into the corner pocket, slamming two more in on rebound.
      • The process also allows for part integration, like storage bins, map pockets and cup holders built into door panels.
      • I've never been in a car with so many pockets, compartments and clever little spaces to soak up the detritus of modern family driving.
      • There are small door pockets and a glove compartment, plus a couple of cup holders.
      • There are bottle holders on all the doors, door trim pockets, a front-seat back pocket, and cup holders.
      • Brief or laptop cases will most likely include many compartments and pockets for ample storage.
      • Attempting to position the cue ball for a pot on the black to a centre pocket, he experienced an unusually excessive bounce off the top cushion which took the white way past its intended spot.
      • Where storage is concerned, I particularly like the moulded map pockets in the doors, which are hinged from the bottom.
      • There are no door pockets, just a couple of cubby holes between the seats.
      • She found my open backpack in the closet and carefully went through all its pockets and compartments.
      • 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.
      • There are also door bins, pockets and a roomy glovebox.
      • There are moulded door pockets, solid, well-made, integrated armrests, speakers in the doors and chunky, brushed aluminium door handles.
      • He reached into a pocket of his suitcase and pulled out a small box.
      • The cabin has plenty of storage spaces, but the door pockets would be much more useful with flexible sides instead of rigid ones.
      • I leaned over the table, aiming to bounce the white ball off of a side to knock a blue ball into the corner pocket.
      • A bewildering array of storage cubbyholes, pockets, drawers and cupholders will certainly satisfy the most demanding owner.
      • With pockets and compartments aplenty, you run the risk of losing everyday essentials such as sweeties, bus passes, etc in the massive black hole which is the space inside the bag.
      • Wisely selecting the six ball for the side pocket, you carefully position the cue ball.
      • It made contact with the eight ball and I bit my lip nervously as the ball ever so slowly rolled towards the center pocket.
      • A floor-mounted console includes a storage pocket, two cup holders and the gear lever, behind which there are more storage pockets and another cup holder.
      • Interior storage space is limited and otherwise decent door pockets are spoiled by designer handles which block access to them.
      • Once safely ensconced inside there is ample space provided to put cups, though very little space in the door pockets for anything.
      • The floor in the passenger compartment is flat, and map pockets on the doors can accommodate water bottles.
      • There are storage pockets in all four doors, which is always appreciated.

  • 2

    (small area)
    bolsa feminine
    a pocket of gas una bolsa de gas
    • pockets of resistance/unemployment bolsas de resistencia/desempleo
    • Coastguards fear young children on day trips to the beach with their parents could get caught out by sudden pockets of deep water and tidal currents.
    • 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.
    • When we took the family walk to the park we'd pass through pockets of warmth, as if someone had saved summer in a bottle and dropped it on the sidewalk for all to enjoy.
    • Breathtaking views were around every corner and the elevation is so high that pockets of snow lay alongside the road.
    • While there were some small pockets of snow in some areas of Deep River, there was no snow or ice in the area of the accident.
    • Over the past three decades, he has called in designers to create little pockets of greenery in what he calls his ‘garden rooms’.
    • Well, there still may be some pockets of standing water in New Orleans.
    • The stages we set in small pockets of space within the forest, with a back drop of wooded mountains shrouded in low cloud.
    • The bar was tightly packed but Adam spotted a small pocket of space, enough for a lithe body to glide through.
    • 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.
  • 3

    (in US football)
    (área protegida detrás de la línea de golpeo) pocket masculine

transitive verb

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    (put in pocket)
    meterse en el bolsillo
    guardarse en el bolsillo
    he pocketed the cards se metió / se guardó las cartas en el bolsillo
    • He locked the doors, pocketed his keys, and walked to me.
    • As I pocketed the bill, still sensing their hostility, I readied my escape plan.
    • Garland pocketed the knife and headed back to show everyone the spot.
    • ‘Okay, well, I have to go,’ he said, as he pocketed the envelope and kissed her on the forehead.
    • She pocketed the folded bills, thinking about going into the nearest town to buy food that would last a long time.
    • She beamed at him, pocketing the money, and leant on her elbows on the table, deep in conversation with Tom about the show.
    • The man pondered the collection of objects, then pocketed all the items into his heavy overcoat, leaving the gun for last.
    • With a sigh, I pocketed the money, and stepped to the rear of the car.
    • He pocketed the small lock pick, pulled out his gun, and carefully threw open the door.
    • After a moment of hesitation, Joe shrugged and pocketed the money.
    • Ian climbed from the truck, locked it, and pocketed the keys.
    • He pocketed the cellphone, keys and the revolver, and bolted out the door.
    • He handed her a card, which she pocketed without looking at it.
    • She locked the door behind her, and pocketed her keys.
    • The guy gave an unnatural smile, pocketed his glasses and locked the door.
    • Mark caught the ball and pocketed it, and then looked at Colleen.
    • She pocketed her beloved cellphone and the keys Nicki had given her the first day.
    • He quickly pocketed the talisman, and then handed Hawking one of his cards.
    • I handed it to the shopkeeper who handed me a small bag of sugar, which I pocketed as a treat for later.
    • The stewardess quickly pocketed the money Adriana handed her and walked away.
  • 2informal

    (steal, gain)
    embolsarse informal
    she pocketed the change se quedó con el cambio
    • Some borrowed money was pocketed by corrupt officials.
    • Ordinary people saw little benefit, as the power distribution firms simply pocketed extra profit.
    • There is a belief that taxes are somehow ‘stolen’ from the people by the Chancellor to put in his ‘war chest’, as if he were pocketing the cash himself.
    • In many instances he simply reached a settlement with the insurance company, forged his client's signature on the check, and pocketed the money.
    • The chairman pocketed nearly £800,000 in salary and bonuses.
    • Allegations are made that some suppliers have pocketed the money without supplying the ordered books.
    • The charity, of course, did not exist and he planned on pocketing all the proceeds.
    • The cagey bartender was pocketing the money for himself and replenishing bottles with his own supply purchased at a nearby liquor store.
    • ‘They pocketed the bribe money without ever delivering the quid pro quo,’ he said.
    • Should an advisor to the Pentagon be pocketing a fee for helping to raise money for a terrorist organization?
    • We have also had stories of lawyers pocketing money entrusted to them by clients and others allegedly being involved in corruption.
    • I guess the oil companies must be pocketing all the profits.
    • She had signed false cheques and pocketed the money herself.
    • Between them they allegedly pocketed more than $100,000.
    • While pocketing this money the airlines have moved quickly to lay off employees in very large numbers.
    • Prosecutors allege he pocketed up to 4 billion pesos in ill-gotten wealth.
    • Of course, it is not just a case of the doctors simply pocketing the surplus money.
    • He headed over to Ramon's house, swiped the videotape and pocketed it for himself.
    • The use of subcontractors and the corruption rife in the industry can lead to the builder specifying the correct bricks but non-frost resistant bricks being used and various people pocketing the monetary difference.
    • Knight then pocketed the money by cashing the cheques at a post office in Chippenham.
  • 3

    (in snooker, pool)
    • After pocketing a red ball, the player may shoot at his choice of colored balls.
    • The main reason not to use sidespin is it increases the difficulty of pocketing the ball.
    • If two balls are pocketed during a single stroke, the player may select which companion ball he wants for a cribbage.
    • With one stroke, he pockets all the balls and stands back in satisfaction.
    • I accepted the challenge to simply pocket the object ball in the side, and stop the cueball dead.


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    (calculator/dictionary/camera) de bolsillo
    • A spokeswoman also said that in 100 years, the pocket dictionary had almost doubled in size, reflecting the expansion in the language.
    • Equally, a system which can't display on a full size XGA display is trapped in small-screen pocket devices.
    • I carry a little pocket PC around with me, and it has every plan for every job we're working on.
    • This is an enormously complex work, despite the fact that it is only the size of a pocket handkerchief.
    • They carry pocket telescopes to spy through when they walk abroad.
    • Now available in pocket size, the Book of Our Heritage, three-volume set is the perfect companion to take with you anywhere you go.
    • Very sensibly, Sasha carries a pocket notebook with her wherever she goes, to record anything which tickles her fancy.
    • The perfect pocket size read for stimulating thought on the train ride to work.
    • The XL is a powerful, pocket size light tipping the scales at a feathery 5 ounces.
    • The controller contains photodetectors and a broadband infrared source such as the type of small incandescent lamp used in pocket flashlights.
    • A little French is indispensable, even if it's just from pocket dictionaries and phrase books.
    • In any case, a healthy demand for small, portable handguns caused important advances in pocket pistol design.
    • Bill Rogers' design for Safariland, new this year, is another advance in pocket holsters.
    • They are, however, well-designed pocket revolvers for those who can and must carry a gun for personal protection.
    • I have found myself many times in foreign lands hopelessly trying to refold enormous maps back to their original pocket size.
    • The user gains access to it through a device the size of a pocket calculator, which generates a different password every time one attempts to access the bank account.
    • Most of us carry around a pocket computer as a matter of routine.
    • And if you really want to get philosophical, bring a pocket dictionary.
    • She examined items from her bag: a clock, a wooden frame the size of a pocket calculator, something with a wooden handle.
    • Terrorism experts said the hijackers could have armed themselves with nothing more than pocket knives.