Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To cookeggs) by breaking into boiling water.

Part of speech: verb

To rob of game; kill game unlawfully.

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Usage examples "poach":

  1. Poach nicely in the gravy five or six eggs. - "Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode", Harriet A. de Salis.
  2. I'll get Fanny to poach some eggs, or make an omelette or something. - "Kitty Trenire", Mabel Quiller-Couch.
  3. 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", Compton Mackenzie.