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7 definitions found
 for poach
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poach \Poach\, v. i.
     To steal or pocket game, or to carry it away privately, as in
     a bag; to kill or destroy game contrary to law, especially by
     night; to hunt or fish unlawfully; as, to poach for rabbits
     or for salmon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poach \Poach\, v. t. [Cf. OF. pocher to thrust or dig out with
     the fingers, to bruise (the eyes), F. pouce thumb, L. pollex,
     and also E. poach to cook eggs, to plunder, and poke to
     thrust against.]
     1. To stab; to pierce; to spear, as fish. [Obs.] --Carew.
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     2. To force, drive, or plunge into anything. [Obs.]
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              His horse poching one of his legs into some hollow
              ground.                               --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     3. To make soft or muddy by trampling. --Tennyson.
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     4. To begin and not complete. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poach \Poach\ (p[=o]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poached
     (p[=o]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Poaching.] [F. pocher to place
     in a pocket, to poach eggs (the yolk of the egg being as it
     were pouched in the white), from poche pocket, pouch. See
     Pouch, v. & n.]
     1. To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water;
        also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel.
        --Bacon.
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     2. To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as
        game; hence, to plunder. --Garth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poach \Poach\, v. i.
     To become soft or muddy.
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           Chalky and clay lands . . . chap in summer, and poach
           in winter.                               --Mortimer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  poach
      v 1: hunt illegally; "people are poaching elephants for their
           ivory"
      2: cook in a simmering liquid; "poached apricots"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "poach":
     abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, bake, barbecue, baste,
     blanch, boil, boost, borrow, braise, brew, broil, brown, coddle,
     cook, cop, crib, curry, defraud, devil, do, do to perfection,
     embezzle, extort, filch, fire, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry,
     griddle, grill, heat, hook, lift, make off with, nip, oven-bake,
     palm, pan, pan-broil, parboil, pilfer, pinch, prepare,
     prepare food, purloin, roast, run away with, rustle, saute,
     scallop, scrounge, sear, shirr, shoplift, simmer, snare, snatch,
     snitch, steal, steam, stew, stir-fry, swindle, swipe, take, thieve,
     toast, walk off with
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  POACH
         PC-On-A-Chip (PC)
         

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