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pool
  • noun
    A small area of still water, typically one formed naturally.
    verb
    (of liquid) form a pool on the ground or another surface. (sweat pooled in the hollow of my back)
  • noun
    A shared supply of vehicles or resources to be drawn on when needed. (a car pool)
    A game played on a small billiard table using two sets of seven coloured and numbered balls together with one black ball and a white cue ball, with the aim of pocketing all one's own balls and then the black.
    A group of contestants who compete against each other in a tournament for the right to advance to the next round. (the sides in Pool A)
    An arrangement, illegal in many countries, between competing parties to fix prices or rates and share business in order to eliminate competition. (pool arrangements by the competing networks reduce individual costs)
    verb
    (of two or more people or organizations) put (money or other assets) into a common fund. (they entered a contract to pool any gains and invest them profitably)

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