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      vb  
1    to catch (game, fish, etc.) illegally by trespassing on private property  
2    to encroach on or usurp (another person's rights, duties, etc.) or steal (an idea, employee, etc.)  
3      (Tennis, badminton, etc.)   to take or play (shots that should belong to one's partner)  
4    to break up (land) into wet muddy patches, as by riding over it, or (of land) to become broken up in this way  
5    intr   (of the feet, shoes, etc.) to sink into heavy wet ground  
     (C17: from Old French pocher, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch poken to prod; see poke1)  
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poach, poacher, pooch, porch

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