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pot

Definitions


[pɒt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a rounded or cylindrical container, typically of metal, used for cooking
(e.g: pots and pans hung from a rack)

- the total sum of the bets made on a round in poker, brag, etc.
(e.g: Jim raked in half the pot)

- a prize in a sporting contest, especially a silver cup.

- a pot belly
(e.g: men pat their pots proudly and talk of how they must have got through a few skinfuls)

- an engine cylinder.

- a shot in which a player strikes a ball into a pocket
(e.g: he put together a 36 clearance to blue which was full of difficult pots)


Phrases:
- a watched pot never boils
- for the pot
- go to pot
- pots of money
- shit or get off the pot
- the pot calling the kettle black

Origin:
late Old English pott, probably reinforced in Middle English by Old French pot; of unknown ultimate origin (compare with late Latin potus ‘drinking cup’). Current senses of the verb date from the early 17th century


[pɒt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- plant in a flowerpot
(e.g: pot individual cuttings as soon as you see new young leaves)

- preserve (food, especially meat or fish) in a sealed pot or jar
(e.g: venison can be potted in the same way as tongue)

- strike (a ball) into a pocket
(e.g: he failed to pot a red at close range)

- hit or kill by shooting
(e.g: he was shot in the eye as neighbours potted clay pigeons)

- make articles from earthenware or baked clay
(e.g: why not paint or pot in the sun this winter?)

- sit (a young child) on a potty.

- encapsulate (an electrical component or circuit) in a synthetic resin or similar insulating material which sets solid.


Phrases:
- a watched pot never boils
- for the pot
- go to pot
- pots of money
- shit or get off the pot
- the pot calling the kettle black

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[pɒt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- cannabis
(e.g: we smoked pot at football games)


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Origin:
1930s: probably from Mexican Spanish potiguaya ‘cannabis leaves’


[pɒt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a shot aimed at someone or something; a potshot
(e.g: my friends had a pot at the occasional rabbit)

- (chiefly in rugby) an attempt to score a goal with a kick.


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[pɒt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- score (a goal)
(e.g: the English Lion potted two penalties of his own)


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[pɒt], (Noun)

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