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poach

US [poʊtʃ]
UK [pəʊtʃ]
  • v.水煮;水煮(荷包蛋);(在他人地界)偷猎;盗用
  • Web抢打同伴的球;盗猎;小火慢煮
Simple Present:poaches  Present Participle:poaching  Past Tense:poached  
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v.
1.
[t]
~ sth
水煮,炖,煨(尤指鱼)to cook food, especially fish, gently in a small amount of liquid
poached salmon
清炖鲑鱼
2.
[t]
~ sth
水煮(荷包蛋)to cook an egg gently in nearly boiling water after removing its shell
3.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(在他人地界)偷猎,偷捕to illegally hunt birds, animals or fish on sb else's property or without permission
The elephants are poached for their tusks.
为获取象牙而偷猎大象。
4.
[t][i]
~ (sb/sth) (from sb/sth)
盗用;挖走(人员等)to take and use sb/sth that belongs to sb/sth else, especially in a secret, dishonest or unfair way
The company poached the contract from their main rivals.
这家公司窃取了其主要竞争对手的合同。
Several of our employees have been poached by a rival firm.
我们公司有好几名职员被对手公司给挖走了。
I hope I'm not poaching on your territory(= doing sth that is actually your responsibility) .
但愿我没有侵犯你的职权。

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