poach on someone's territory/turf

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of poach on someone's territory/turf

:to do something that someone else should do :to interfere in an area that another person usually controls
  • You can't keep other candidates from poaching on your turf.

Word by Word Definitions

poach play
  1. : to cook in simmering liquid

  1. : to encroach upon especially for the purpose of taking something

  2. : to trespass for the purpose of stealing game

  3. : to trespass on

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

territory play
  1. : a geographic area belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority

  2. : an administrative subdivision of a country

  3. : a part of the U.S. not included within any state but organized with a separate legislature

turf play
  1. : the upper stratum of soil bound by grass and plant roots into a thick mat

  2. : an artificial substitute for this (as on a playing field)

  3. : grass

  1. : to cover with turf

  2. : to eject forcibly : kick


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