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English definition of “shoplifting”

shoplifting

noun [U]     /ˈʃɒpˌlɪf.tɪŋ/ US  /ˈʃɑːp-/
the illegal act of taking goods from a shop without paying for them: He was charged with shoplifting.Stealing shoplift     /-lɪft/ verb [I] He was caught shoplifting by a store detective .Stealing shoplifter     /-lɪf.tər/ US  /-lɪf.tɚ/ noun [C] Shoplifters will be prosecuted .Miscellaneous criminals
(Definition of shoplifting noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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