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1‘a roomy, padded bag with pockets on either side’
compartment, pouch, receptacle, sack, cavity
2‘all the jewellery was far beyond her pocket’
means, budget, resources, financial resources, finances, funds, money, capital, assets, wherewithal
North American pocketbook
3‘there were pockets of disaffection in parts of the country’
area, patch, small area, isolated area, district, region, island, cluster, centre
1‘a pocket dictionary’
small, little, miniature, mini, compact, fun-size, concise, abridged, potted, portable
North American vest-pocket
1‘he was arrested and charged with pocketing $900,000 of his followers' money’
steal, take for oneself, help oneself to, appropriate, misappropriate, thieve, purloin, embezzle, expropriate
informal filch, swipe, snaffle, lift, rip off, skim
British informal pinch, nick, half-inch, whip, nobble
rare peculate, defalcate
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