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English definition of “poach”

poach

verb
 
 
/pəʊtʃ/
COOK [T] to cook something, especially an egg without its shell, by putting it into liquid that is gently boilingPreparing food using heatPreparing food
ANIMALS [I, T] to illegally catch or kill animals, especially by going onto land without the permission of the person who owns itStealingHunting and fishing
PERSON [I, T] to persuade someone to leave a company or team in order to work or play for yours: They can poach experienced people easily because they offer higher salaries.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of poach from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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