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1poach

verb \ˈpōch\

Definition of POACH

transitive verb
:  to cook in simmering liquid
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Origin of POACH

Middle English pocchen, from Middle French pocher, from Old French poché poached, literally, bagged, from poche bag, pocket — more at pouch
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with POACH

2poach

verb

Definition of POACH

intransitive verb
1
:  to encroach upon especially for the purpose of taking something
2
:  to trespass for the purpose of stealing game; also :  to take game or fish illegally
transitive verb
1
:  to trespass on <a field poached too frequently by the amateur — Times Literary Supplement>
2
a :  to take (game or fish) by illegal methods
b :  to appropriate (something) as one's own
c :  to attract (as an employee or customer) away from a competitor

Origin of POACH

Middle French pocher, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle English poken to poke
First Known Use: 1611

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite
POACH Defined for Kids

1poach

verb \ˈpōch\
poachedpoach·ing

Definition of POACH for Kids

:  to cook slowly in liquid

2poach

verb
poachedpoaching

Definition of POACH for Kids

:  to hunt or fish unlawfully

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