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poach is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of poach pronunciation
An example use of poach in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… since the eggs just won't poach right if …”
meanings of poach
To entice (an employee or customer) to switch from a competing company to one's own.
To force, drive, or plunge into anything.
To be cooked in simmering liquid.
To cook something in simmering liquid.
To make soft or muddy.
To take anything illegally or unfairly.
To become soft or muddy.
To take game or fish illegally.
To stab; to pierce; to spear, as fish.
To begin and not complete.
The act of cooking in simmering liquid.
The act of taking something unfairly, as in tennis doubles where one player returns a shot that their partner was better placed to return.
poach frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word poach occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.