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pilferverb [I/T]

us   /ˈpɪl·fər/
to steal things of little value or in small amounts: [I/T] Neighborhood kids were pilfering (candy) from the corner store.
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pilferverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈpɪlfər/ us  
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]
Closed circuit TVs have helped reduce the levels of pilferage experienced by retailers.
pilfering
noun [U]
His pilfering of the fund landed him in prison and destroyed his political career.
(Definition of pilfer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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