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verb as in infringe upon; trespass

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Fulmer, who had been serving as an ambassador for Vols football since 2009, took over as athletic director and soon poached Pruitt from Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama.

Tourism had lessened people’s need to poach wildlife for money or food and encouraged them to see animals as an asset rather than a threat.

From Quartz

Finishing off the giant turkey took less time and work than I imagined — if anything, it made deciding what to eat easier, and there was no need to keep poaching chickens for a few weeks.

From Eater

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard sued Netflix, claiming the video-streaming service engaged in a yearslong campaign of unlawfully poaching executives, including by hiring its former chief financial officer.

From Fortune

At a time when title contenders often have to play defense to prevent their star talent from being poached, the reigning champions went out and almost certainly made themselves better.

I try not to think about the cold years ahead, when time will slowly poach my youth and my body will begin its untoward changes.

Both are models for the type of newsperson Al Jazeera is trying to poach.

Directing her to disrobe, she would poach her in herbs in a hot tub and then literally electrify her.

Indeed, there will be lots of clients and agents and turf to poach or protect if this deal goes through.

To form cutlets similar to the fillet cutlets, place them in a frying-pan, and let them poach in water.

Drop these carefully into very hot water, and poach them gently for a few minutes.

A pretty pass of impudence to be coming that distance to poach.'

He could hardly even poach an egg, and hadn't the smallest idea of cooking.

Poach′er, one who poaches or steals game: the widgeon, from its habit of stealing the prey of other ducks; Poach′ing.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poach, such as: smuggle, appropriate, encroach, filch, intrude, and pilfer.

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