- vt. 水煮；偷猎；窃取；把…踏成泥浆
- vi. 偷猎；侵犯；剽窃
1. poke =》poach.
2. pocket and pouch => poach.
- poach: English has two words poach, both of which go back ultimately to Old French pocher ‘put in a bag’, a derivative of poche ‘bag’ (source of English pocket and pouch). The cookery term  is an allusion to the forming of little ‘bags’ or ‘pockets’ around the yolk of eggs by the coagulating white. Poach ‘steal’  seems to mean etymologically ‘put in one’s pocket’.
=> pocket, pouch
- poach (v.1)
- "steal game," 1520s, "to push, poke," from Middle French pocher "to thrust, poke," from Old French pochier "poke out, gouge, prod, jab," from a Germanic source (compare Middle High German puchen "to pound, beat, knock," German pochen, Middle Dutch boken "to beat") related to poke (v.). Sense of "trespass for the sake of stealing" is first attested 1610s, perhaps via notion of "thrusting" oneself onto another's property, or perhaps from French pocher "to pocket" (see poach (v.2)). Related: Poached; poaching.
- poach (v.2)
- "cook in liquid," early 15c., from Old French poché, past participle of pochier (12c.), literally "put into a pocket" (as the white of an egg forms a pocket for the yolk), from poche "bag, pocket," from Frankish *pokka "bag," from Proto-Germanic *puk- (see poke (n.)). Related: Poached; poaching.
- 1. Schools should not compete with each other or attempt to poach pupils.
- 2. Poach the pears in apple juice for perhaps ten minutes at most.
- 3. Poach the chicken until just cooked.
- 4. Poach the eggs for 4 minutes.
- 5. Put on a pan of water to simmer and gently poach the eggs.
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