Definitions for poachpoʊtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poach(verb)

    hunt illegally

    "people are poaching elephants for their ivory"

  2. poach(verb)

    cook in a simmering liquid

    "poached apricots"

Wiktionary

  1. poach(Verb)

    to cook something in simmering water

  2. poach(Verb)

    To become soft or muddy.

    Chalky and clay lands chap in summer, and poach in winter. uE000186674uE001 Mortimer.

  3. poach

    To make soft or muddy.

    Cattle coming to drink had punched and poached the river bank into a mess of mud.

  4. poach(Verb)

    to take game or fish illegally while trespassing on someone's property

  5. poach(Verb)

    to take anything illegally or unfairly

  6. poach

    to cause an employee or customer to switch from a competing company to your own company

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poach

    to cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water; also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel

  2. Poach

    to rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as game; hence, to plunder

  3. Poach(verb)

    to steal or pocket game, or to carry it away privately, as in a bag; to kill or destroy game contrary to law, especially by night; to hunt or fish unlawfully; as, to poach for rabbits or for salmon

  4. Poach(verb)

    to stab; to pierce; to spear, as fish

  5. Poach(verb)

    to force, drive, or plunge into anything

  6. Poach(verb)

    to make soft or muddy by trampling

  7. Poach(verb)

    to begin and not complete

  8. Poach(verb)

    to become soft or muddy

  9. Origin: [F. pocher to place in a pocket, to poach eggs (the yolk of the egg being as it were pouched in the white), from poche pocket, pouch. See Pouch, v. & n.]


Translations for poach

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • pytlačitCzech
  • pochieren, wildern, abwerbenGerman
  • poĉi, ŝtelĉasiEsperanto
  • escalfar, recolectar furtivamente, talar furtivamente, practicar furtivismo, cazar cabeza, pescar furtivamente, cazar furtivamente, quitar furtivamente, hurtarSpanish
  • hautua, [[metsästää]] [[salaa]], pehmetä, salakalastaa, kaapata, pehmentää, [[kalastaa]] [[salaa]], hauduttaa, salametsästääFinnish
  • débaucher, détourner, pocher, braconnerFrench
  • poidsigScottish Gaelic
  • assumereItalian
  • 密猟, 密漁, 横取りするJapanese
  • escalfarPortuguese
  • переманивать, переманитьRussian
  • poširanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • tjuvjaga, tjuvfiskaSwedish

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