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thieve

 (thēv)
tr. & intr.v. thieved, thiev·ing, thieves
To take (something) by theft or commit theft.

[Perhaps from Old English thēofian, from thēof, thief.]

thieve

(θiːv)
vb
to steal (someone's possessions)
[Old English thēofian, from thēof thief]
ˈthievery n

thieve

(θiv)

v.t., v.i. thieved, thiev•ing.
to steal.
[before 950; Old English thēofian, derivative of theōf thief (not recorded in Middle English)]
thiev′ing•ly, adv.

thieve


Past participle: thieved
Gerund: thieving

Imperative
thieve
thieve
Present
I thieve
you thieve
he/she/it thieves
we thieve
you thieve
they thieve
Preterite
I thieved
you thieved
he/she/it thieved
we thieved
you thieved
they thieved
Present Continuous
I am thieving
you are thieving
he/she/it is thieving
we are thieving
you are thieving
they are thieving
Present Perfect
I have thieved
you have thieved
he/she/it has thieved
we have thieved
you have thieved
they have thieved
Past Continuous
I was thieving
you were thieving
he/she/it was thieving
we were thieving
you were thieving
they were thieving
Past Perfect
I had thieved
you had thieved
he/she/it had thieved
we had thieved
you had thieved
they had thieved
Future
I will thieve
you will thieve
he/she/it will thieve
we will thieve
you will thieve
they will thieve
Future Perfect
I will have thieved
you will have thieved
he/she/it will have thieved
we will have thieved
you will have thieved
they will have thieved
Future Continuous
I will be thieving
you will be thieving
he/she/it will be thieving
we will be thieving
you will be thieving
they will be thieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thieving
you have been thieving
he/she/it has been thieving
we have been thieving
you have been thieving
they have been thieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thieving
you will have been thieving
he/she/it will have been thieving
we will have been thieving
you will have been thieving
they will have been thieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thieving
you had been thieving
he/she/it had been thieving
we had been thieving
you had been thieving
they had been thieving
Conditional
I would thieve
you would thieve
he/she/it would thieve
we would thieve
you would thieve
they would thieve
Past Conditional
I would have thieved
you would have thieved
he/she/it would have thieved
we would have thieved
you would have thieved
they would have thieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.thieve - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

thieve

verb steal, nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), rob, pinch (informal), poach, plunder, half-inch (old-fashioned slang), embezzle, blag (slang), pilfer, snitch (slang), purloin, filch, have sticky fingers (informal), peculate These people can't help thieving. steal

thieve

verb
To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.
Translations
يَسْرُق
krást
stjæle
stela

thieve

[θiːv] VT, VIrobar, hurtar

thieve

vtistehlen

thieve

[θiːv] virubare

thief

(θiːv) plural thieves (θiːvs) noun
a person who steals. The thief got away with all my money.
thieve (θiːf) verb
to steal. He is always thieving my pencils.
References in classic literature ?
They'll raise tobacco, corn, and rye, And drive, and thieve, and cheat, and lie, And lay up treasures in the sky, By making switch and cowskin fly, In hope of heavenly union.
This jail was a Noah's ark of the city's crime--there were murderers, "hold-up men" and burglars, embezzlers, counterfeiters and forgers, bigamists, "shoplifters," "confidence men," petty thieves and pickpockets, gamblers and procurers, brawlers, beggars, tramps and drunkards; they were black and white, old and young, Americans and natives of every nation under the sun.
Go on--I see plenty plain enough, now, that them thieves didn't get way with the di'monds.
Here are such numbers, I will not say of arrant thieves, but of errant knights and errant squires, errant monks and errant minstrels, errant jugglers and errant jesters, that a man with a single merk would be in danger, much more a poor swineherd with a whole bagful of zecchins.
Thieves might strip the house -- it would annoy me less than to be disobeyed.
They are notorious thieves, also, and proud of their dexterity.
They say," she cried, with the awful relish of a schoolgirl, "that all that country isn't ruled by the King of Italy, but by the King of Thieves.
he has not a tooth in his head, and the thieves don't care for him at all; to be sure he has served us, but then he did it to earn his livelihood; tomorrow shall be his last day, depend upon it.
This procession, which our readers have seen set out from the Palais de Justice, had organized on the way, and had been recruited by all the knaves, idle thieves, and unemployed vagabonds in Paris; so that it presented a very respectable aspect when it arrived at the Grève.
SOME THIEVES broke into a house and found nothing but a Cock, whom they stole, and got off as fast as they could.
What honest man, who is not insane, would take lost women and thieves into his house to dwell with him sisterly and brotherly?
And for this reason, I said, money and honour have no attraction for them; good men do not wish to be openly demanding payment for governing and so to get the name of hirelings, nor by secretly helping themselves out of the public revenues to get the name of thieves.