poach

All Verb Noun
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  • The stock has all run down, and the place has been poached to death. Cited from Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward [AKA: Mary Augusta Arnold Ward]
  • They are also poached because some of their parts are used in traditional medicine.
  • He also has a short story related to the theme of animal poaching.
  • We was all took together after a bit o' poaching and a fight. Cited from Nic Revel, by George Manville Fenn
  • These animals are also being poached by military units that are in active duty within the area.
  • They face pressure from poaching and from changes in land use by humans.
  • Serve them hot; if fresh laid, they will poach well, without breaking. Cited from Burroughs' Encyclopaedia, 1889, by Barkham Burroughs
  • Their powers also extend to those who break the law by over-fishing and poaching certain species.
  • Many rugby union clubs found their star players poached from them by the new Northern League.
  • You may say, if you like, that the man is free to think himself a poached egg. Cited from Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton
  • They seemed, for example, to poach by nature, as children play and sing. Cited from Mr. Britling Sees It Through, by H. G. Wells
  • However several attempts were made to combat commercial poaching of animals.
  • A forestry officer said the move would help the communities work together to stop poaching.
  • This species, once common in the reserve, has greatly suffered from poaching.
  • At the end of each year, communities receive a bonus when no poaching has occurred.
  • With effective protection methods the number of poaching cases has declined in the park over the past few years.
  • This practice of poaching the opponent's areas of interest remains to this day.
  • Could he supply a couple of poached eggs and a cup of milk? Cited from Punchinello, Vol. I, No. 22, August 27, 1870, by Various
  • Most range countries are not able to control the clandestine trade leading to extensive poaching.
  • Soon after, the two men are taken into custody for poaching and returned to Paris.
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How poach gets used

Meaning of poach

  • verb Hunt illegally
    people are poaching elephants for their ivory
  • verb Cook in a simmering liquid
    poached apricots