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pouch

pouch

 
 
pronunciation:
paUch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a bag made in a variety of sizes and shapes, usu. of a sturdy material, and used to carry loose substances and articles such as tobacco or letters.
a mail pouch
 
synonyms:
bag, pocket, purse, sack
similar words:
carryall, ditty bag, handbag, knapsack, mailbag, pack, rucksack, satchel
definition 2: a natural pocket of skin, esp. one on the abdomen of a female marsupial that is used to hold and carry young.
 
synonyms:
marsupium, pocket, sac
similar words:
bag
definition 3: a fold of loose, baggy flesh under an eye.
synonyms:
sac
similar words:
bag, bulge, pocket, protuberance
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pouched, pouches, pouching
definition 1: to put in or as if in a bag or pouch.
She pouched the letters.
synonyms:
bag, pack, sack
similar words:
enclose, pocket
definition 2: to cause to take on the shape of a pouch.
synonyms:
bag, protrude
similar words:
belly, inflate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take on the form of a pouch or pocket.
synonyms:
bag, bulge, pack, poke, protrude
similar words:
belly, inflate, puff, swell
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