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1.
Working definition of " POACH ":

transitive, intransitive verb or noun ]
to poach (somebody/something) (from somebody/something) --
To take and use somebody/something that belongs to somebody/something else, especially in a secret, dishonest or unfair way

Source: the Advanced Oxford Dictionary online

2.
Main definition for "QUOTE-POACH":

To 'steal' a quote that has been attributed to someone else, and then post it up elsewhere.

(Even better when you don't even credit the attributed name, on your Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/About.Me account.)
A)
For the word ' poach ':-
E.g. 1: The company poached the contract from their main rivals.
E.g. 2: Several of our employees have been poached by a rival firm.
E.g. 3: I hope I'm not poaching on your territory (= doing something that is actually your responsibility).

Source: the Advanced Oxford Dictionary online

B)
For the phrase ' quote-poach ':-
Example 1 of bad quote-poaching practice:

"I always thought that imagination is more important than knowledge; and yeah, I just made that up lol"
says Scumbag Steve.

Example 1 of good quote-poaching practice:
"You know, my mama always said, 'life is like a box of chocolates, you'll never know what you're gonna get,"

reminisces Forrest Gump.

Example 2 of good quote-poaching practice:-
the following lines on a Facebook Wall/Timeline post:

"Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. "

Wise words, Mark Twain.

(quote-poached from Lift.do)
by lekopiwriter October 21, 2013
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