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Poach   Listen
verb
Poach  v. t.  (past & past part. poached; pres. part. poaching)  
1.
To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water; also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel.
2.
To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as game; hence, to plunder.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Poach" Quotes from Famous Books



... the judge, "he can't suppose that my giving up the fishing would make it any easier for his friend to poach." ...
— The Simpkins Plot • George A. Birmingham

... packed along in winter without danger of breakage by carrying them frozen. Do not try to boil a frozen egg; peel it as you would a hard-boiled one and then fry or poach. ...
— Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts • Girl Scouts

... not thus eaten down, but it is also due in part to the larger share of soil moisture that is thus left for the clover plants. Pasturing clover sown thus should be avoided when the ground is so wet as to poach or become impact in consequence. Unless on light, spongy soils which readily lose their moisture, such grazing should not begin until the plants have made considerable growth, nor should it be too close, or root development in the pastures ...
— Clovers and How to Grow Them • Thomas Shaw



Words linked to "Poach" :   cook, track down, run, hunt, hunt down



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