What does poach mean?

Definitions for poach
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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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Poach

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Poach(verb)

    to stab; to pierce; to spear, as fish

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Poach(verb)

    to force, drive, or plunge into anything

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Poach(verb)

    to make soft or muddy by trampling

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Poach(verb)

    to begin and not complete

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Poach(verb)

    to become soft or muddy

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poach

    pōch, v.t. to dress eggs by breaking them into boiling water. [Perh. Fr. pocher, to put in a pocket—poche, pouch.]

  2. Poach

    pōch, v.i. to intrude on another's preserves in order to steal game.—v.t. to steal game.—ns. Poach′er, one who poaches or steals game: the widgeon, from its habit of stealing the prey of other ducks; Poach′ing. [O. Fr. pocher, orig. to pocket—poche, pouch.]

  3. Poach

    pōch, v.t. to stab: poke: to tread on, and make slushy.—n. Poach′iness.—adj. Poach′y, wet and soft. [O. Fr. pocher, to poke.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of poach in a Sentence

  1. Eric Good:

    People poach ploughshare tortoises for their value as pets, like coin collectors who want a mint coin, collectors want a perfect tortoise, so by defacing the animals we make them less appealing to buyers.

  2. Anthony Bourdain:

    I mean, I never had the highest opinion of him in the first place, but I guess he’s the last person in this life I should look to for principles, david Burke went in and took over [ the space Jose Andres had originally occupied ], and promptly tried to poach David Burke staff, I hear. This was after Jose Andres reached out and said Everyone welcome Jose Andres to Washington, don’t hold it against Jose Andres, just because I decided to pull out. So Burke’s a steaming loaf of sh --, as far as I ’m concerned, and feel free to quote me.

  3. Edwin Sabuhoro:

    One old man looked at me and said, 'Your kids are starving to death. Would you poach to feed your family?' it was an eye-opener for me.

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  • 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
  • 偷猎Chinese

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