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English definition of “pilfer”

pilfer

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈpɪlfər/
to steal things that are not worth much money, especially from the place where you work: He was caught pilfering stationery more than once.
to steal money, ideas, information, etc. from an organization: They were charged with conspiracy to pilfer $600m from a major international conglomerate. U.S. officials claimed the plane's electronic surveillance equipment had been thoroughly examined and pilfered by their military.
pilferage noun [U] pilfering noun [U]
(Definition of pilfer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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