1. [mid-19C–1910s] (US campus) to work hard.
2. [1900s] (Aus.) to arrive, to appear [SE pole, the shaft fitted to a vehicle to permit the harnessing of draft animals; thus the image of movement].
3. [20C+] (Aus.) to steal.
4. [1960s+] in sexual senses [pole n.].
(a) usu. of a man, to perform sexual intercourse.
(b) (Irish) to rape.
(c) to make pregnant.
5. [1990s+] (US prison) to stab.
[20C+] (Aus./N.Z.) to take advantage of someone, to impose or sponge off.