poaching

[ poh-ching ]
/ ˈpoʊ tʃɪŋ /

noun

the illegal practice of trespassing on another's property to hunt or steal game without the landowner's permission.
any encroachment on another's property, rights, ideas, or the like.

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Origin of poaching

First recorded in 1605–15; poach1 + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM poaching

an·ti·poach·ing, adjective

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