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English definition of “shoplift”

shoplift

verb [I/T]  /ˈʃɑpˌlɪft/ us  
to take goods illegally from a store without paying for them
shoplifter
noun [C]  /ˈʃɑpˌlɪf·tər/ us  
Shoplifters will be arrested.
shoplifting
noun [U]  /ˈʃɑpˌlɪf·tɪŋ/ us  
He was charged with shoplifting.
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