Definition of poach:
- To become soft or muddy.
- To begin and not complete.
- To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water; also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel.
- To force, drive, or plunge into anything.
- To make soft or muddy by trampling
- To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as game; hence, to plunder.
- To stab; to pierce; to spear, as fish.
- 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.
encourage, mix, entice, hunt down, baste, charbroil, hunt, hunt out, bag, boil down, fake, coddle, dissuade, exterminate, smuggle, reshuffle, crack, cheat, mingle, falsify, copy, be caught with your hand in the cookie jar, spur, co-opt, destroy, steam, creak, pot, brown, put down, urge on, track down, prevail on, fracture, malaise, pack, slack, insinuate yourself (into something), motivate, convince, prod, persuade, run, hustle, get your hands dirty, stir, mash, butcher, cull, breakup.
- encroach (part of speech: verb)
- steal (part of speech: verb)
- heat (part of speech: verb)
- "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
- "Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church", Friedrich Bente.
- "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.