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shoplift

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verb shop·lift \-ˌlift\

Simple Definition of shoplift

  • : to steal things from a shop or store

Full Definition of shoplift

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to steal displayed goods from a store

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to steal (displayed goods) from a store

Examples of shoplift

  1. The manager saw the kids shoplift and called the police.

  2. The kids shoplifted candy from the store.



Origin of shoplift

back-formation from shoplifter


First Known Use: 1820


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