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English verb: poach

1. poach (competition) hunt illegally

SamplesPeople are poaching elephants for their ivory.

ExamplesThe men poach the area for animals , The men poach for animals in the area

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down

2. poach (change) cook in a simmering liquid

SamplesPoached apricots.

ExamplesThe chefs poach the vegetables

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook

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