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POACH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poach mean? 

POACH (verb)
  The verb POACH has 2 senses:

1. hunt illegally
2. cook in a simmering liquid

  Familiarity information: POACH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POACH (verb)


Sense 1poach [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hunt illegally

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

people are poaching elephants for their ivory

Hypernyms (to "poach" is one way to...):

hunt; hunt down; run; track down (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

The men poach the area for animals
The men poach for animals in the area


Sense 2poach [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cook in a simmering liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

poached apricots

Hypernyms (to "poach" is one way to...):

cook (transform and make suitable for consumption by heating)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs poach the vegetables


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