thieve

  • 1 thieve — thieve; thieve·less; thieve·dom; …

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  • 2 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

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

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

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

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  • 8 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

  • 9 thieve — verb (thieved; thieving) Date: before 12th century steal, rob …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 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)] * * * …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 thieve — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. loot, rob, filch; see steal . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. steal, rob, burglarize, *rip off, pilfer, filch, shoplift, snatch, *swipe, *walk off with, purloin, appropriate, *heist, embezzle, swindle, cheat. III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 thieve — θɪːv v. steal …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 thieve — verb be a thief; steal things. Derivatives thievery noun thieving noun & adjective thievish adjective Origin OE thēofian, from thēof thief …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 thieve — v. n. 1. Steal, pilfer, purloin. 2. Swindle, peculate, shark. 3. Plagiarize …

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  • 16 thieve — v 1. steal, rob, pilfer, purloin, finger, filch, Inf. snitch, cabbage, abstract, Chiefly Brit. prig, Euph. borrow; peculate, embezzle, misappropriate; shoplift, Sl. boost, walk off or away with; burglarize, burgle, break in; All Sl. heist, pinch …

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  • 17 thieve — verb Syn: steal, take, purloin, help oneself to, snatch, pilfer, embezzle, misappropriate; informal rob, swipe, nab, lift; Brit.; informal nick, pinch, knock off; N.Amer.; informal heist …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 18 thieve — [[t]θiv[/t]] v. t. v. i. thieved, thiev•ing to steal • Etymology: bef. 950; OE thēofian, der. of theōf thief (not recorded in ME) thiev′ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 thieve — [c]/θiv/ (say theev) verb (thieved, thieving) –verb (t) 1. to take by theft; steal. –verb (i) 2. to act as a thief; commit theft; steal. {Middle English, Old English þēofian, from þēof thief} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 thieve — v. 1 intr. be a thief. 2 tr. steal (a thing). Etymology: OE theofian (as THIEF) …

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