Definition of thieving in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθiːvɪŋ/


Keen to steal; thievish: securing the zip on my backpack against thieving fingers get lost, you thieving swine
More example sentences
  • Insults go with the territory, I have no problem with people calling me a thieving, parasite dog.
  • The colonel begged me to accompany him to the guard-room, to see the thieving soldier flogged.
  • He's no mate of mine the thieving git!


[mass noun]
The action of stealing; theft: he supplemented his income with petty thieving
More example sentences
  • I fully expected a ho-hum exclusive concerning a tugged pigtail or some apple thieving.
  • We are not talking about spontaneous outbreaks of opportunitistic thieving.
  • Thieving was fun; thieving from people Shan disliked was best of all.

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