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pool up

1. To accumulate in pools of liquid: Because the seal around the bathtub leaks, water pools up on the floor every time I shower.
2. To group some resources for the common advantage of the participants or contributors: We pooled our money up so that we could buy a new TV. If the kids pool up their allowances, they could buy a baseball bat.
See also: pool, up

dirty pool

n. activities conducted using unfair or sneaky tactics. When they start playing dirty pool, it’s time to get mean.
See also: dirty, pool

pocket pool

n. the act of a male playing with his genitals with his hand in his pants pocket. (Usually objectionable.) Stop playing pocket pool and get to work.
See also: pocket, pool


n. sneaking into private or public swimming pools at night or during the off-hours. The kids went pool-hopping, and one of them nearly drowned.
References in classic literature ?
For the Mouse was swimming away from her as hard as it could go, and making quite a commotion in the pool as it went.
Now ye by the pools have heard it, and I have spoken.
One is that the murdered man had an appointment with someone at the pool, and that the someone could not have been his son, for his son was away, and he did not know when he would return.
Torith took a half step toward the entrance to the pool as though to corroborate my story.
The Pool is a deep, walled ditch, through which a clear stream of water runs, that comes from under Jerusalem somewhere, and passing through the Fountain of the Virgin, or being supplied from it, reaches this place by way of a tunnel of heavy masonry.
Having set some of the "boys" to cut off the best of the giraffe's meat, we went to work to build a "scherm" near one of the pools and about a hundred yards to its right.
So long as neither of us could prove we were right we quite enjoyed the dispute; but now I can never drink at that pool again without the soft-shell crab laughing at me.
There was some small game which gave us meat, and the little pools of rainwater were sufficient to quench our thirst.
They cleared the crest and emerged from the pool as if into another world, for now they were in the thicket of velvet-trunked young madronos and looking down the open, sun-washed hillside, across the nodding grasses, to the drifts of blue and white nemophilae that carpeted the tiny meadow on either side the tiny stream.
From this point the trail swerved off toward the pool.
Under the shade of the trees they found, in the center of the circle, a crystal pool, its water as still as glass.
Their past experience of Caspak had taught them that they might expect to come upon a stagnant pool of warm water if they followed the stream to its source; but there they were almost certain to find some of Caspak's grotesque, manlike creatures.
When the Workman said it was not, he dived into the pool for the third time and brought up the axe that had been lost.
The Political Pot said it would not boil any more unless replenished from the Filthy Pool.
Almost within an arm's length was a little depression in the earth; it had been filled by a recent rain--a pool of clear water.