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poach 1

 (pōch)
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

 (pōch)
v. poached, poach·ing, poach·es
v.intr.
1. To take fish or game illegally, especially by trespassing on another's property.
2.
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.
v.tr.
1. To take (fish or game) illegally, especially by trespassing on another's property.
2.
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.

poach

(pəʊtʃ)
vb
1. to catch (game, fish, etc) illegally by trespassing on private property
2. to encroach on or usurp (another person's rights, duties, etc) or steal (an idea, employee, etc)
3. (Badminton) tennis badminton to take or play (shots that should belong to one's partner)
4. (Tennis) tennis badminton to take or play (shots that should belong to one's partner)
5. to break up (land) into wet muddy patches, as by riding over it, or (of land) to become broken up in this way
6. (intr) (of the feet, shoes, etc) to sink into heavy wet ground
[C17: from Old French pocher, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch poken to prod; see poke1]

poach

(pəʊtʃ)
vb
(Cookery) to simmer (eggs, fish, etc) very gently in water, milk, stock, etc
[C15: from Old French pochier to enclose in a bag (as the yolks are enclosed by the whites); compare poke2]

poach1

(poʊtʃ)

v.i.
1. to trespass, as on another's game preserve, in order to steal or hunt animals.
2. to take game or fish illegally.
3. to encroach; trespass.
4. (of land) to become broken up or slushy through trampling.
5. to sink into wet ground.
v.t.
6. to trespass on (private property), esp. in order to hunt or fish.
7. to steal (game or fish) from another's property.
8. to take without permission and use as one's own.
9. to trample (wet ground).
[1520–30; earlier: to shove, thrust < Middle French pocher to gouge < Germanic; akin to poke1]

poach2

(poʊtʃ)

v.t.
to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in a hot liquid just below the boiling point.
[1350–1400; Middle English poche < Middle French pocher literally, to bag (the yolk inside the white)]

poach


Past participle: poached
Gerund: poaching

Imperative
poach
poach
Present
I poach
you poach
he/she/it poaches
we poach
you poach
they poach
Preterite
I poached
you poached
he/she/it poached
we poached
you poached
they poached
Present Continuous
I am poaching
you are poaching
he/she/it is poaching
we are poaching
you are poaching
they are poaching
Present Perfect
I have poached
you have poached
he/she/it has poached
we have poached
you have poached
they have poached
Past Continuous
I was poaching
you were poaching
he/she/it was poaching
we were poaching
you were poaching
they were poaching
Past Perfect
I had poached
you had poached
he/she/it had poached
we had poached
you had poached
they had poached
Future
I will poach
you will poach
he/she/it will poach
we will poach
you will poach
they will poach
Future Perfect
I will have poached
you will have poached
he/she/it will have poached
we will have poached
you will have poached
they will have poached
Future Continuous
I will be poaching
you will be poaching
he/she/it will be poaching
we will be poaching
you will be poaching
they will be poaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been poaching
you have been poaching
he/she/it has been poaching
we have been poaching
you have been poaching
they have been poaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been poaching
you will have been poaching
he/she/it will have been poaching
we will have been poaching
you will have been poaching
they will have been poaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been poaching
you had been poaching
he/she/it had been poaching
we had been poaching
you had been poaching
they had been poaching
Conditional
I would poach
you would poach
he/she/it would poach
we would poach
you would poach
they would poach
Past Conditional
I would have poached
you would have poached
he/she/it would have poached
we would have poached
you would have poached
they would have poached

poach

To cook food very gently in a simmering liquid, just below boiling point.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.poach - hunt illegally; "people are poaching elephants for their ivory"
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
2.poach - cook in a simmering liquid; "poached apricots"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

poach

verb
1. steal, rob, plunder, hunt or fish illegally Many national parks are invaded by people poaching game.
2. take, steal, appropriate, snatch (informal), nab (informal), purloin allegations that it had poached members from other unions
Translations
يَسْلُقُ بيْضاً مَفْقوسايَصْطادُ بصورةٍ غَيْر قانونيَّه
pytlačitvařit
drive krybskytteripochere
hauduttaakaapatasalametsästää
sjóîaveiîa ólöglega
nodarboties ar malumedniecībuvārīt bez čaumalas
pytliačiť
loviti na divje
kabuksuz yumurta haşlamakaçak avlanmak

poach

1 [pəʊtʃ] VT (Culin) [+ egg] → escalfar; [+ fish etc] → hervir

poach

2 [pəʊtʃ]
A. VT
1. (= hunt) → cazar en vedado; (= fish) → pescar en vedado
2. (fig) (= steal) → birlar, quitar
B. VI (= hunt) → cazar furtivamente; (= fish) → pescar furtivamente
to poach on sb's preserves or territoryinvadir or pisar el terreno a algn

poach

[ˈpəʊtʃ]
vt
(= cook) → pocher
(= steal) [+ fish] → pêcher sans permis; [+ game] → chasser sans permis
[+ member, customer] → voler; [+ worker] → débaucher
to poach sb from sth [+ members, customers, workers] → voler qn à qch
They poached members from other unions → Ils ont volé des membres à d'autres syndicats.
[+ ideas] → voler
vi (= steal game, fish) → braconner

poach

1
vt eggpochieren; fish(blau) dünsten; poached eggpochiertes or verlorenes Ei; (in poacher) → ˜ Ei ntim Glas

poach

2
vtunerlaubt fangen, schwarzfangen (inf); (fig) ideastehlen; members, customersabwerben
vi
(lit)wildern (→ for auf +acc); to poach for salmonLachs ohne Berechtigung fangen or schwarzfangen (inf)
(fig) to poach (on somebody’s territory) (in sport) → jdm ins Gehege or in die Quere kommen; (in work also) → jdm ins Handwerk pfuschen

poach

1 [pəʊtʃ] vt (Culin) (fish) → cuocere in bianco
poached egg → uovo affogato or in camicia

poach

2 [pəʊtʃ]
1. vt (hunt, game) → cacciare di frodo; (fish) → pescare di frodo (fig) (fam) (steal) → soffiare, portar via
2. vicacciare (or pescare) di frodo
to poach on sb's preserves (fig) → invadere il campo di qn

poach1

(pəutʃ) verb
to cook (eg an egg without its shell, a fish etc) in boiling liquid, especially water or milk.
poached adjective
a poached egg.

poach2

(pəutʃ) verb
to hunt (game) or catch (fish) illegally on someone else's land.
poacher noun