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British English: /pəʊtʃ/
American English: /poʊtʃ/

Translation of poach in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (hunt illegally)
    chasser [quelque chose] illégalement (game)
    pêcher [quelque chose] illégalement (fish)
  • 2 [figurative] (steal)
    débaucher (staff, players) (from de)
    s'approprier (idea, information) (from de)
  • 3 (Culinary)
    faire pocher (fish, eggs)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (hunt) [literal] to poach on somebody's territory [figurative]
    empiéter sur le territoire de quelqu'un
  • 2 (Sport) (in tennis)
    (renvoyer la balle à la place de son partenaire)

also: poached past participle adjective

  • (Culinary)
    (egg, fish)
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