verb (thieved; thieving) Date: before 12th century steal, rob

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  • thieve — thieve; thieve·less; thieve·dom; …   English syllables

  • Thieve — Thieve, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Thieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thieving}.] [AS. ge[thorn]e[ o]fian.] To practice theft; to steal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thieve — index carry away, defalcate, despoil, embezzle, hold up (rob), impropriate, loot, pilfer …   Law dictionary

  • thieve — O.E. þeofian, from þeof (see THIEF (Cf. thief)). Rare in O.E., not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • thieve — ► VERB ▪ be a thief; steal things. DERIVATIVES thievery noun thievish adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • thieve — [thēv] vt., vi. thieved, thieving [via ME dial. < OE theofian < theof,THIEF] to commit, or get by, theft …   English World dictionary

  • thieve — verb To commit theft. Syn: steal, rob See Also: theft, thief, thievery, thieving, theftable, thieve out …   Wiktionary

  • thieve — verb before we were out of diapers, we were learning how to thieve anything that wasn t nailed down Syn: steal, take, purloin, help oneself to, snatch, pilfer; embezzle, misappropriate; have one s fingers/hand in the till, rob; swipe, make off… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • thieve — thievingly, adv. /theev/, v., thieved, thieving. v.t. 1. to take by theft; steal. v.i. 2. to act as a thief; commit theft; steal. [bef. 950; OE theofian, deriv. of theof THIEF (not recorded in ME)] * * * …   Universalium

  • thieve — Synonyms and related words: abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, boost, borrow, cop, crib, defraud, embezzle, extort, filch, hook, lift, make off with, nip, palm, pilfer, pinch, poach, purloin, run away with, rustle, scrounge, shoplift, snare …   Moby Thesaurus

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