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thief

División en sílabas: thief
Pronunciación: /THēf
 
/

Definición de thief en inglés:

sustantivo (plural thieves /THēvz/)

A person who steals another person’s property, especially by stealth and without using force or violence.
Example sentences
  • They had accused her of stealing, saying she was a thief and was stealing their things.
  • A young mother was dragged to her knees by a would-be thief who tried to steal her handbag.
  • When she took the paper bag from the car the thief snatched it from her grasp and fled.
Sinónimos
robber, burglar, housebreaker, cat burglar, rustler, shoplifter, pickpocket, purse snatcher, sneak thief, mugger;
embezzler, swindler, plunderer;
criminal, villain;
kleptomaniac;
informal crook
literary brigand

Origen

Old English thīof, thēof, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dief and German Dieb, also to theft.

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