poaching


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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.
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"
Translations

poaching

[ˈpəʊtʃɪŋ] Ncaza f/pesca f furtiva

poaching

[ˈpəʊtʃɪŋ] nbraconnage m

poaching

nWildern nt, → Wilderei f

poaching

[ˈpəʊtʃɪŋ] nbracconaggio, caccia (or pesca) di frodo
References in classic literature ?
"They confessed to poaching on Monsieur Stangerson's estates, and it was while they were poaching, on the night of the crime, that they were found not far from the pavilion at the moment when the outrage was being committed.
Poaching would save them from the Assize Court, but it would lose them their places; and, as they were perfectly sure of their innocence of the crime they hoped it would soon be established, and then their poaching might go on as usual.
The negligence and disorder of the whole man, with something fierce and sullen in his features, gave him a picturesque appearance, that attracted the regards even of the Maypole customers who knew him well, and caused Long Parkes to say that Hugh looked more like a poaching rascal to-night than ever he had seen him yet.
It was painted black, and from the talk of the hunters of their poaching exploits I recognized it as a United States revenue cutter.
Because my own land was only taken from me by a crime, and a worse crime than poaching. This has been a single estate for hundreds and hundreds of years, and if you or any meddlesome mountebank comes here and talks of cutting it up like a cake, if I ever hear a word more of you and your leveling lies--"
Two Swedes, Carl Jenssen and Sven Malbihn, after three years of following false leads at last gave up the search far to the south of the Sahara to turn their attention to the more profitable business of ivory poaching. In a great district they were already known for their relentless cruelty and their greed for ivory.
Hodson; and Sir Pitt in a fury swore that if he ever caught 'em poaching on his ground, he'd transport 'em, by the lord he would.
Sam Miles had been caught poaching, and Peter Bailey had gone to the workhouse at last.
And he came now no more as a poor wild lad given to poaching. He came as a man of wealth and fame.
Before he left Stratford he wrote nothing unless it may have been a few scoffing verses against the Justice of the Peace who punished him for poaching. But these, if they were ever written, are lost.
"Some poaching case, no doubt?" said I with an indifferent manner.
"Perhaps they don't like to see anybody poaching in their country up in the air, or daring to fly like themselves!"