thieve

verb \ ˈthēv \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of thieve

thieved; thieving
: steal, rob

Examples of thieve in a Sentence

  1. someone's been thieving my cookies!

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First Known Use of thieve

before 12th century

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thieve Synonyms

Phrases

make away with, make off with, run off with, walk off with;



THIEVE Defined for Kids

thieve

verb \ ˈthēv \

Definition of thieve for Students

thieved; thieving
: 1steal 1, rob


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