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shopliftverb [I/T]

us   /ˈʃɑpˌlɪft/
to take goods illegally from a store without paying for them
noun [C] us   /ˈʃɑpˌlɪf·tər/
Shoplifters will be arrested.
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   /ˈʃɒpˌlɪft/ us   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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