Meaning of “thief” in the English Dictionary

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"thief" in British English

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thiefnoun [ C ]

uk /θiːf/ us /θiːf/ plural thieves

B1 a person who steals:

The art gallery was broken into last night, and the thieves got away with two valuable paintings.
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(Definition of “thief” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)