Definition of thieve in English:

thieve

Syllabification: thieve
Pronunciation: /THēv
 
/

verb

[no object]
Be a thief; steal something: they began thieving again (as adjective thieving) get lost, you thieving swine
More example sentences
  • When I ran out of money I ended up borrowing and then thieving.
  • A shoplifter went prepared for thieving with a specially adapted carrier bag designed to stop alarms going off.
  • We want crime rates to drop and steps to be taken to convince young criminals that there is an alternative to thieving and breaking the law.
Synonyms
steal, take, purloin, help oneself to, snatch, pilfer; embezzle, misappropriate; have one's fingers/hand in the till, rob; swipe, make off with, finagle, lift, “liberate”, “borrow”, filch, snaffle, pinch, heist
formal peculate

Origin

Old English thēofian, from thēof 'thief' Transitive uses began in the late 17th century.

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