Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pot v.

[all other senses are fig. use of sense 2, where the food goes in the SE pot]

1. [mid–late 19C] to outdo, to outwit, to deceive; thus potter, a trickster.

2. [mid-19C+] to shoot, esp. food for eating; thus potting n.

3. [late 19C] to punish.

4. [late 19C-1900s] to appropriate.

5. [late 19C–1910s] to take from, to extort.

6. [20C+] (Aus./N.Z.) to throw a stone.

7. [20C+] (US) to hit, to strike.

8. (Aus./N.Z.) in Und. uses.

(a) [late 19C-1910s] to arrest; to charge.

(b) [1900s–50s] to inform against, to hand over for trial.

(c) [1910s] (Aus.) to jail, to sentence.

9. [1940s] to render drunk.

10. [1970s] (S.Afr.) to drink.

11. [1990s+] of a man, to seduce, to have sexual intercourse with.

In phrases

pot off (v.)

[1950s] (US) to kill.

pot pork for (v.)

see separate entry.