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English definition of “shoplifting”


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