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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 ?
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.
The thieves, however, were too nimble for him, and again secured both the bag and the trusty Gurth.
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.
At last the thieves found him out, and lifted him up in their hands.
But neither were the thieves he had been looking after.
The life of her governess, as she calls her, who had run through, it seems, in a few years, all the eminent degrees of a gentlewoman, a whore, and a bawd; a midwife and a midwife-keeper, as they are called; a pawnbroker, a childtaker, a receiver of thieves, and of thieves' purchase, that is to say, of stolen goods; and in a word, herself a thief, a breeder up of thieves and the like, and yet at last a penitent.
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.
Pinocchio discovers the thieves and, as a reward for faithfulness, he regains his liberty
Go on--I see plenty plain enough, now, that them thieves didn't get way with the di'monds.
As there are no men who complain more of the frauds of business than highwaymen, gamesters, and other thieves of that kind, so there are none who so bitterly exclaim against the frauds of gamesters, &c.
See, the prince is pluming himself," said one of the thieves.