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shoplift

[shop-lift] /ˈʃɒpˌlɪft/
verb (used with object)
1.
to steal (merchandise) as a shoplifter.
verb (used without object)
2.
to shoplift merchandise.
Origin of shoplift
1810-1820
1810-20; back formation from shoplifter
Related forms
antishoplifting, adjective
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shoplifting

/ˈʃɒpˌlɪftɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of stealing goods from a shop during shopping hours
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Word Origin and History for shoplifting
n.

1690s, "stealing of goods from a shop;" see shoplifter.

shoplift

v.

also shop-lift, 1820, back-formation from shoplifting. Related: Shop-lifted.

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