poach on (one's) territory

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poach on (one's) territory

To encroach on an area of land or part of a market that one currently controls or has jurisdiction over. The telecom giant has launched a legal campaign against the new service in an effort to prevent it from poaching on its territory. The indigenous tribe was awarded a huge reparation payment after a federal court agreed that the government had unlawfully poached on their territory for hundreds of years.
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poach on someone's territory

encroach on someone else's rights.
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Perhaps this is because architects and commentators have found De Carlo's style--if one can so call it too puzzlingly changeable, while critics have resented his poaching on their territory, arguing back instead of showing proper gratitude for their support.