shoplift

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verb shop·lift \-ˌlift\

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 in a sentence

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

  2. The kids shoplifted candy from the store.

Origin and Etymology of shoplift

back-formation from shoplifter


First Known Use: 1820


SHOPLIFT Defined for English Language Learners

shoplift

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verb shop·lift \-ˌlift\

Definition of shoplift for English Language Learners

  • : to steal things from a shop or store


SHOPLIFT Defined for Kids

shoplift

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verb shop·lift \ˈshäp-ˌlift\

Definition of shoplift for Students

shoplifted

shoplifting

  1. :  to steal merchandise on display in stores

shoplifter

\-ˌlif-tər\ noun

Law Dictionary

shoplift

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intransitive verb shop·lift \ˈshäp-ˌlift\

Legal Definition of shoplift

  1. :  to steal displayed goods from a store

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


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