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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]
Translations of “pilfer”
in Spanish hurtar, robar…
in French chaparder…
in German stibitzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小量地偷竊, 一點一點地偷竊…
in Russian своровать, стянуть…
in Turkish yükte ağır pahada hafif şeyleri çalmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小偷小摸, 一点一点地偷窃…
in Polish kraść, zwędzić…
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