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thiefnoun [C]

uk   /θiːf/  us   /θiːf/ (plural thieves)
B1 a ​person who ​steals: The ​artgallery was ​broken into last ​night, and the thieves got away with two ​valuablepaintings.
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thiefnoun [C]

 us   /θif/ (plural thieves  /θivz/ )
a ​person who ​steals: The thieves ​stole $10,000 and several ​pieces of ​jewelry.
(Definition of thief from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thief”
in Korean 도둑…
in Arabic لِصّ…
in Malaysian pencuri…
in French voleur/-euse…
in Russian вор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小偷,賊…
in Italian ladro, -a…
in Turkish hırsız…
in Polish złodziej/ka…
in Spanish ladrón…
in Vietnamese kẻ trộm, kẻ cắp…
in Portuguese ladrão, ladra…
in Thai ขโมย…
in German der/die Dieb(in)…
in Catalan lladre…
in Japanese どろぼう, 窃盗犯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小偷,贼…
in Indonesian pencuri…
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