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poach 1

tr.v. poached, poach·ing, poach·es
To cook in a boiling or simmering liquid: Poach the fish in wine.

[Back-formation from Middle English poched, poached, from poche, dish of poached eggs, from Old French, from past participle of pochier, to poach eggs, from poche, pocket, bag (from the appearance of poached eggs, in which the yolk is enclosed by the white), of Germanic origin.]

poach′a·ble adj.

poach 2

v. poached, poach·ing, poach·es
1. To take fish or game illegally, especially by trespassing on another's property.
a. To take or appropriate something unfairly or illegally.
b. To encroach on another person's rights or responsibilities: felt the guys in accounting were poaching on his turf.
c. Sports To play a ball out of turn or in another's territory, as in doubles tennis.
3. To become muddy or broken up from being trampled. Used of land.
4. To sink into soft earth when walking.
1. To take (fish or game) illegally, especially by trespassing on another's property.
a. To take or appropriate unfairly or illegally: poaching another firm's best employees.
b. Sports To play (a ball) out of turn or in another's territory.
3. To make (land) muddy or broken up by trampling.

[Early Modern English poche, poach, to poke, probe, intrude, poach (game), from Middle French pocher, to poke (in the eye), from Old French pochier, to poke, gouge, from poche, bag, pouch (from the resemblance of an empty eye socket to a pouch), of Germanic origin; akin to Old North French poke; see poke3.]

poach′a·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poaching - cooking in simmering liquidpoaching - cooking in simmering liquid    
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"


[ˈpəʊtʃɪŋ] Ncaza f/pesca f furtiva


[ˈpəʊtʃɪŋ] nbraconnage m


nWildern nt, → Wilderei f


[ˈpəʊtʃɪŋ] nbracconaggio, caccia (or pesca) di frodo
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Migratory birds in danger as illegal hunting persists in Sindh
MULTAN -- Three teams of Wildlife department Dera Ghazi Khan and a team of Wildlife department Multan have been sent to areas around Indus and Chenab rivers to check the illegal hunting of migratory birds.
MULTAN:Three teams of the Dera Ghazi Khan wildlife department and a team of the Multan wildlife department on Tuesday were sent to areas around the Indus and Chenab rivers to check the illegal hunting of migratory birds.
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The government has adopted zero tolerance against unlawful cutting of forest and illegal hunting of wildlife and strict action would be taken against timber mafia and hunters in the province.
A Scottish Tory spokesman said when illegal hunting was detected, it was dealt with by the police and courts.
Summary: Authorised discovered a series of illegal hunting against migratory birds, which can lead to a Dh20,000 fine and six months imprisonment
He said that MCI and CDA taking steps to stop illegal hunting of wildlife so that danger of their extinct could be eliminated.
With 727 wildlife enforcement officers scattered all over Panay, Canto noted that illegal hunting and trading of endemic species were reduced.
Mir Hasanatuddin, general secretary of Alburkhan Village conservancy committee, told this scribe that due to implementing of VCC local community protects Markhor and saves them from illegal hunting.