from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To take (something) by theft or commit theft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. : To commit theft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To practice theft; to steal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To be a thief; practise theft; steal; prey.
  • To take by theft; steal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take by theft


Perhaps from Old English thēofian, from thēof, thief.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English þēofian. (Wiktionary)



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