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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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In this case, the SP can carefully come across to poach -- aiming for the RP's feet.
Here is my guide to the perfect poached egg: Fill the deepest pan you have till it's three-quarters full with cold water, add a good dash of white wine vinegar (about one part vinegar to 10 parts water) and bring to the boil.
The perfect poached egg has a yolk that is still soft when it is gently poked, the white should be lightly set and clinging to the yolk.
Smoked haddock with poached egg serves four 4 x 150g/5oz pieces of natural smoked haddock 4 eggs milk (for poaching) salt pepper chervil (to garnish)
The country, which has the largest elephant population in Africa, has previously been a haven for elephants with "little poaching reported" the report said, noting that researchers had not observed any poached carcasses in a 2014 survey.
Patridges are another species that are poached in the Salt Range.
In 2017 alone, 1,028 rhinos were poached in South Africa, many inside Kruger National Park.
So far this year, 27 rhinos were poached compared to 60 last year and 95 in 2015, environment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta told reporters.
But I detest poached eggs, because they are insipid.
The first eight months of 2016 saw 702 rhinos poached in South Africa, compared with 796 in the first seven months of 2015.
An average year sees as many as four poached deer, but this year there have been at least 10 instances of poaching, Love said.
According to statistics from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, more than 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone last year, compared to just 83 in 2008.
Researchers report that a staggering 100,000 elephants were poached between 2010 and 2012, and three rhinos were poached every single day during the same period.