larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealingnoun
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
"the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
avoiding detection by moving carefully
take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it.
thieves stole her bicycle.Submitted by JP03 on October 7, 2015
to rob or take something off somebody or something
she was caught stealing food at the la county fair last week.Submitted by Artemis on June 28, 2017
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
theft, larceny, robbery, pilfering, peculation, thievery, abstraction, looting, cribbing, rapine, depredation, surreption, piracy, plundering, pillage, embezzlement, peculation, shop lifting, plagiarism
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How to use stealing in a sentence?
That’s counterfeiting, that’s stealing from retailers, stealing from manufacturers, and endangering consumers.
If you want one of these signs, rather than stealing it, we'll sell you one, it's a wonderful way of dealing with a negative and turning it into a positive, and at the same time, it's promoting our community.
I think what hes done is, hes stealing the thunder from Frank Loessers song and from my dad. He should write his own song if he doesnt like this one, but dont change the lyrics. Its a classic, perfect song.
If The President is essentially stealing money that's been allocated to go to the various states for various purposes but no longer will, we're being harmed, our people are being harmed.
Proposition 47 downgraded a variety of ‘non-serious, nonviolent crimes’ that had previously been considered felonies to misdemeanors…. A thief may now steal something under (a $950 limit) on a daily basis and it will never rise to felony status.… In the event that a perpetrator is pursued and apprehended, the consequence can be a small fine or a brief stay in jail. In reality, these repercussions are rare, outrage in these circumstances is apolitical…. ‘Every bicycle in our building has been stolen,’ says Karen Burns, president of a San Francisco condo association. ‘I’ve caught so many people stealing packages. They don’t care. They know nothing will happen to them. It’s crazy. It’s horrible. I feel like these people need to go to jail.’.
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