Definition of thieving in English:


Line breaks: thiev|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈθiːvɪŋ


  • Keen to steal; thievish: securing the zip on my backpack against thieving fingers get lost, you thieving swine
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    • 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!


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  • The action of stealing; theft: he supplemented his income with petty thieving
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    • 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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