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shopliftverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈʃɑpˌlɪft/
to take ​goodsillegally from a ​store without ​paying for them
shoplifter
noun [C]  us   /ˈʃɑpˌlɪf·tər/
Shoplifters will be ​arrested.
shoplifting
noun [U]  us   /ˈʃɑpˌlɪf·tɪŋ/
He was ​charged with shoplifting.
(Definition of shoplift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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shopliftverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈʃɒpˌlɪft/ COMMERCE
to take ​goods from a ​store without ​paying for them: There are a million-and-one reasons why ​people shoplift. The ​home pregnancy ​test is the most shoplifted ​item in the ​store.catch sb shoplifting Aged 12, I was ​caught shoplifting.
(Definition of shoplift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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