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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poachverb

    hunt illegally

    "people are poaching elephants for their ivory"

  2. poachverb

    cook in a simmering liquid

    "poached apricots"

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  1. poachverb

    cook slightly (as eggs)

  2. poachverb

    steal, filch, purloin, pilfer, CABBAGE, BOB, plunder by stealth

  3. poachverb

    steal game

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  1. Eric Good:

    People poach ploughshare tortoises for their value as pets, like coin collectors who want a mint coin, collectors want a perfect tortoise, so by defacing the animals we make them less appealing to buyers.

  2. Marc Boom:

    There’s a lot of these agencies that are out there charging absolutely ridiculous sums of money to get ICU nurses in, they go to California, which is in the midst of a surge, but they poach some ICU nurses there, send them to Texas, where they charge inordinate amounts to fill in gaps in Texas, many of which are created because nurses in Texas went to Florida or back to California.

  3. Edwin Sabuhoro:

    One old man looked at me and said, 'Your kids are starving to death. Would you poach to feed your family?' it was an eye-opener for me.

  4. Anthony Bourdain:

    I mean, I never had the highest opinion of him in the first place, but I guess he’s the last person in this life I should look to for principles, david Burke went in and took over [ the space Jose Andres had originally occupied ], and promptly tried to poach David Burke staff, I hear. This was after Jose Andres reached out and said Everyone welcome Jose Andres to Washington, don’t hold it against Jose Andres, just because I decided to pull out. So Burke’s a steaming loaf of sh --, as far as I ’m concerned, and feel free to quote me.

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Translations for poach

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  • pytlačitCzech
  • pochieren, wildern, abwerbenGerman
  • poĉi, ŝtelĉasiEsperanto
  • escalfar, recolectar furtivamente, talar furtivamente, practicar furtivismo, cazar cabeza, pescar furtivamente, cazar furtivamente, quitar furtivamente, hurtarSpanish
  • hautua, [[metsästää]] [[salaa]], pehmetä, salakalastaa, kaapata, pehmentää, [[kalastaa]] [[salaa]], hauduttaa, salametsästääFinnish
  • débaucher, détourner, pocher, braconnerFrench
  • poidsigScottish Gaelic
  • assumereItalian
  • 密猟, 密漁, 横取りするJapanese
  • escalfarPortuguese
  • переманивать, переманитьRussian
  • poširanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • tjuvjaga, tjuvfiskaSwedish
  • 偷猎Chinese

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