poach

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1 poach /ˈpoʊtʃ/ verb
poaches; poached; poaching
1 poach
/ˈpoʊtʃ/
verb
poaches; poached; poaching
Learner's definition of POACH
[+ object]
: to cook (something) in a small amount of liquid that is almost boiling
: to cook (an egg without its shell) in boiling water or in a small cup over boiling water
compare 2poach

— poached

adjective
2 poach /ˈpoʊtʃ/ verb
poaches; poached; poaching
2 poach
/ˈpoʊtʃ/
verb
poaches; poached; poaching
Learner's definition of POACH
: to hunt or fish illegally : to catch or kill an animal illegally
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to take (something, such as an idea, or someone, such as an employee or customer) from someone else illegally or unfairly

poach on someone's territory/turf

: to do something that someone else should do : to interfere in an area that another person usually controls
compare 1poach

— poacher

noun, plural poachers [count]

— poaching

noun [noncount]
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