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to pocket a ball
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pocket \Pock"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pocketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pocketing.] 1. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change. [1913 Webster] He would pocket the expense of the license. --Sterne. [1913 Webster] 2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently. [1913 Webster] He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long been dead. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] To pocket a ball (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket of the table. To pocket an insult, affront, etc., to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress. "I must pocket up these wrongs." --Shak. [1913 Webster]