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thieve

[theev]
verb (used with object), thieved, thieving.
1.
to take by theft; steal.
verb (used without object), thieved, thieving.
2.
to act as a thief; commit theft; steal.

Origin:
before 950; Old English thēofian, derivative of theōf thief (not recorded in ME)

thievingly, adverb
outthieve, verb (used with object), outthieved, outthieving.
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thieve (θiːv)
 
vb
to steal (someone's possessions)
 
[Old English thēofian, from thēofthief]
 
'thievery
 
n

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thieve
O.E. þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in O.E., not common until 17c. Thievish "of or pertaining to thieves" is recorded from mid-15c.; meaning "inclined to steal" is from 1530s. Thieving first attested 1520s. Thievery is from 1560s.
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