thieve

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *theven (found in Middle English thevinge (thieving)), from Old English þēofian, ġeþēofian, ġeþīefian (to thieve, steal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: thēv, IPA(key): /θiːv/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːv

Verb[edit]

thieve (third-person singular simple present thieves, present participle thieving, simple past and past participle thieved)

  1. (intransitive) To commit theft.

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