to pool something

Meaning(s)

1. share or combine for a particular purpose

Popularity

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Professional

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Social

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pool money/knowledge/resources

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To ‘pool something’ Is a phrasal verb meaning to put together or to share. There is no need to say 'pool together' as bringing together is inherent in the act of 'pooling'. You might ‘pool money’ to buy something as a group or ‘pool resources’ in order to get something done. You can use this expression in social and professional contexts.

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  1. When the four boys pooled their money, they were able to afford the car.
  2. The think-tank was designed to pool the knowledge of experts around the world.
  3. By pooling their resources instead of buying separate presents, the two brothers found that they could send their parents on a nice holiday.

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  1. We find that providing social spaces in the office allows people in different departments to connect and pool their knowledge.
  2. We all pooled our money to buy you a retirement present to thank you for everything you have done for us.

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