Meaning of “shoplifting” in the English Dictionary

"shoplifting" in British English

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shopliftingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃɒp.lɪf.tɪŋ/ us /ˈʃɑːp.lɪf.tɪŋ/
shoplift
verb [ I ] uk /ˈʃɒp.lɪft/ us /ˈʃɑːp.lɪft/

He was caught shoplifting by a store detective.
shoplifter
noun [ C ] uk /ˈʃɒp.lɪf.tər/ us /ˈʃɑːp.lɪf.tɚ/

Shoplifters will be prosecuted.

(Definition of “shoplifting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shoplifting" in Business English

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shopliftingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃɒplɪftɪŋ/ us COMMERCE

the crime of taking goods from a store without paying for them:

John has been jailed three times for shoplifting.

(Definition of “shoplifting” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)