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English definition of “pilfer”

pilfer

verb [I or T]     /ˈpɪlfər/
to steal things that are not worth much money , especially from the place where you work : He was caught pilfering stationery more than once .
to steal money , ideas , information , etc. from an organization : They were charged with conspiracy to pilfer $600m from a major international conglomerate . U.S. officials claimed the plane's electronic surveillance equipment had been thoroughly examined and pilfered by their military .
pilferage noun [U] pilfering noun [U]
(Definition of pilfer verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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