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thieve

thieve

 
pronunciation:
thiv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take the property of others without right; commit theft, esp. habitually.
The gang taught the boy how to thieve.
similar words:
purloin, rob, steal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: thieved, thieves, thieving
definition: to take (the property of another) without right; steal; rob.
similar words:
plunder, purloin, steal
derivation: thievingly (adv.)