What does the word poach mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Poacher.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To cookeggs) by breaking into boiling water.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To rob of game; kill game unlawfully.

Usage examples for poach

  1. Poach nicely in the gravy five or six eggs. – Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode by Harriet A. de Salis
  2. Yet George had advised him to have nothing more to do with Hugh, which looked as if his latest game was a bit too strong even for George to relish, for John declined to believe that George possessed enough of the spirit of competitive sponging to bother about trying to poach in Hugh's waters; Hilda or Eleanor might, but George.... – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
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