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

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

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

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Word Origin & History

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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For example, for the homogenous liquid samples, the facility can use a thieve to sample liquid and use sampling scoop for solids.
Thieve s used an overhead crane system to load the welders onto their trucks.
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