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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a grouping of businesses or individuals for the purpose of combining resources and deriving common benefit from their association.
similar words:
alliance, association, collective, combine, consortium, cooperative, force, league, syndicate
definition 2: a group of competitors who secretly agree to control production and prices of something.
similar words:
cartel, combine, monopoly, syndicate
definition 3: any resource used in common by many groups or people.
similar words:
bank, fund, reserve, reservoir
definition 4: the total amount of money bet by all players in a game of chance such as poker.
jackpot, kitty, pot
similar words:
ante, bank, stakes
definition 5: any of several games in which sticks are used to drive balls into pockets attached to the edges and corners of a large table; billiards.
similar words:
billiards, snooker
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pools, pooling, pooled
definition: to put into a common supply to be shared by all involved.
similar words:
ally, combine, consolidate, lump, share, unite
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to join or create a pool or other shared endeavor.
similar words:
associate, chip in, combine, cooperate, league, merge