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06/11/2011

preserve

Filed under: Extra — anlactunay @ 11:46 AM

preserve [C]
1 rare a reserve for animals
2 [often pl with sing meaning] something one considers to be specially one’s own: `He says that we should write about something different; we are on his preserves if we write about this.
POACH/TRESPASS ON SOMEONE’S PRESERVES
1 old use to hunt animals on another person’s land.
2 (fig) to take a share in activities, interests, etc considered to be someone else’s special subject, etc

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