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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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