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thieve

[theev] /θiv/
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 of thieve
950
before 950; Old English thēofian, derivative of theōf thief (not recorded in ME)
Related forms
thievingly, adverb
outthieve, verb (used with object), outthieved, outthieving.
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British Dictionary definitions for thieving

thieving

/ˈθiːvɪŋ/
adjective
1.
given to stealing other people's possessions

thieve

/θiːv/
verb
1.
to steal (someone's possessions)
Derived Forms
thievery, noun
Word Origin
Old English thēofian, from thēofthief
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Word Origin and History for thieving

thieve

v.

Old English þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in Old English, not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for thieving

thick

adjective

  1. (also thickheaded) Stupid; dull-witted (1597+, variant 1801+)
  2. (also thick as thieves) Intimate; very well acquainted: The two of them are very thick (1756+, variant 1833+)
  3. Shapely; curvaceous (1980s+ Teenagers)

Related Terms

spread it thick

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