Adjective "Poached" definition and examples

(Poached may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/pəʊtʃ/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Cook (an egg) without its shell in or over boiling water.
  1. 'Put some water in the pan and cover to steam, so as to poach the egg inside the bowl.'
  2. 'Eat a healthy breakfast that includes whole-grain breads or cereal with lowfat milk, fresh fruit, and some form of protein, like poached eggs or ham.'
  3. 'To poach the eggs, cook them for between 45 seconds and a minute, spooning the white over the yolk.'
  4. 'First poach the eggs.'
  5. 'And then six eggs are poached for three minutes once the broth starts to boil again for a second time.'
  6. 'If you have poached the eggs ahead, using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a pan containing enough boiling hot buttery water to cover.'
  7. 'poach the salmon in the white wine'
  8. 'Baking, broiling, or poaching fish will help you avoid extra calories from breading and frying.'
  9. 'Sea bass is very versatile and can be poached, steamed, roasted or grilled.'
  10. 'Add the raspberries and peaches and poach for 5 minutes.'
  11. 'About 5-10 minutes before the lentils are ready, put the whole sausage in the water and poach it until it is warmed through.'
  12. 'The food to be poached must be fully immersed in the liquid and not allowed to boil otherwise it can toughen the most delicate protein.'
  13. 'The best way to cook scallops is to grill, fry or poach them for no more than a couple of minutes.'
  14. 'Wrapping the chicken in clingfilm before poaching it in the boiling water seals in the chicken juices so that the meat is succulent and moist.'
  15. 'In a small saucepan, she poached some tangy California dried apricots in some water with a bit of sugar to serve atop the chicken and rice.'
  16. 'While the salmon is poaching, melt the butter in a small saucepan and cook the onion for five minutes till softened but not browned, then stir the flour into the juices and cook for another minute or two.'
  17. 'Poach the dumplings in the syrup until they float to the top, about ten minutes.'

verb

Illegally hunt or catch (game or fish) on land that is not one's own or in contravention of official protection.
  1. 'he might arrest you for poaching'
  2. 'If an individual is found to be in possession of an illegal trout either through poaching or exceeding their bag limits, their catch and all their tackle will be immediately confiscated.'
  3. 'At Chen Rio, another camping spot, soldiers patrol the beach stopping tourists from poaching turtle eggs that are protected by law.'
  4. 'Former buyers no longer think it ethical to buy items made of ivory because they believe it encourages elephant poaching.'
  5. 'Zambia is endowed with abundant wildlife, but the country has failed to benefit from the rich game resources due to increased poaching activities which have led to extinction of certain species.'
  6. 'The four orang-utans and two gibbons were returned to Indonesia after being illegally poached and smuggled to Japan eight months ago.'
  7. 'She sets traps to try and poach fish from the local pond and checks them daily.'
  8. 'After the turn of the 20th Century, the fast decline in the number of tigers was mainly due to poaching and hunting.'
  9. '‘These programmes work because they give people an incentive to protect wildlife rather than poach it,’ Weaver added.'
  10. 'Most elephant poaching today appears to be in the heavily forested region of Central Africa, Milliken says.'
  11. 'I think we have to differentiate here between those deer that have been legally shot at and those that have been illegally poached and there is a distinct difference.'
  12. 'The supermarket giant has apologised after trying to poach top chefs from some of Manchester's best restaurants.'
  13. 'He scored two points last Saturday but is well capable of poaching more and is also a great assist player.'
  14. 'The mining firms are so desperate for employees that they are poaching them from each other.'
  15. 'It has no more right to do this than it has the right to abolish compensation payments between businesses when one company poaches a senior executive who is under contract to another.'
  16. 'Micko has been poached by another county, basically.'
  17. 'Countries try to poach good athletes and great coaches.'
  18. '‘It is a fact that we have people in other firms trying to poach my staff telling them not to trust the big employer,’ he said.'
  19. 'Businesses will even more ruthlessly poach skilled workers off each other.'
  20. 'His idea of defense is to try to block shots or poach the passing lanes.'
  21. 'However, his pace and the occasional flash of poaching ability should be good for 10 goals or so this season.'
(of an animal) trample or cut up (turf) with its hoofs.
  1. 'There has been a temptation on some farms to roll fields that have been badly poached.'
  2. 'Livestock poaching during the incessant wet weather and machinery operations on soft ground has done enormous damage to grass swards.'
  3. 'if the ground is liable to poach the cows come inside'
  4. 'As well grazing land was being damaged by poaching because of the very wet conditions.'
  5. 'The pitch quickly became poached and neither side found it conducive to constructive play.'

More definitions

1. to trespass, especially on another's game preserve, in order to steal animals or to hunt.

2. to take game or fish illegally.

3. (of land) to become broken up or slushy by being trampled.

4. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) to play a ball hit into the territory of one's partner that is properly the partner's ball to play.

5. Informal. to cheat in a game or contest. verb (used with object)

6. to trespass on (private property), especially in order to hunt

More examples(as adjective)

"eggs can be poached."

"ivories can be poached."

"fish can be poached."

"salmons can be poached."

"mackerels can be poached."

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Origin

(poach)Early 16th century (in the sense ‘push roughly together’): apparently related to poke; sense 1 is perhaps partly from French pocher ‘enclose in a bag’ (see poach).

Phrase

poach on someone's territory