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English definition of “thieving”

thieving

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈθiː.vɪŋ/ informal us  
used to describe people who steal things: Those thieving kids tried to steal my car.Stealing

thieving

noun [U] uk   /ˈθiː.vɪŋ/ formal us  
the activity of stealing: His was a life of thieving and cheating.Stealing
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