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poach

verb [I/T] (TAKE ILLEGALLY)   /poʊtʃ/
to catch or kill an animal without permission on someone else’s property , or to kill animals illegally to get valuable parts of them: [T] Anybody you see with a piece of ivory has poached it. [I] Foreign fishing boats were caught poaching offshore . poacher    /ˈpoʊ·tʃər/ noun [C]
(Definition of poach verb (TAKE ILLEGALLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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