thieving









thieving


verb (used with object), thieved, thiev·ing.

  1. to take by theft; steal.

verb (used without object), thieved, thiev·ing.

  1. to act as a thief; commit theft; steal.

adjective

  1. given to stealing other people’s possessions

verb

  1. to steal (someone’s possessions)

v.Old English þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in Old English, not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s.

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