verb shop·lift \-ˌlift\

: to steal things from a shop or store

Full Definition of SHOPLIFT

intransitive verb
:  to steal displayed goods from a store
transitive verb
:  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
SHOPLIFTING Defined for Kids


verb shop·lift \ˈshäp-ˌlift\

Definition of SHOPLIFT for Kids

:  to steal merchandise on display in stores
shop·lift·er \-ˌlif-tər\ noun


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