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v. shop·lift·ed, shop·lift·ing, shop·lifts
To steal merchandise from a store.
To steal (merchandise) from a store.

shop′lift′er n.
shop′lift′ing n.


a person who steals goods from a shop during shopping hours


(ˈʃɒpˌlɪf tər)

a person who steals goods from a retail store while posing as a customer.
shop′lift`, v.t., v.i.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoplifter - a thief who steals goods that are in a storeshoplifter - a thief who steals goods that are in a store
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
سارِق مَعْروضات المَتاجِر
krámský zloděj
bolti tolvaj
vykrádač obchodov
dükkân hırsızı


[ˈʃɒpˌlɪftəʳ] Nratero/a m/f, ladrón/a m/f (de tiendas)


[ˈʃɒplɪftər] nvoleur/euse m/f à l'étalage


[ˈʃɒpˌlɪftəʳ] ntaccheggiatore/trice


(ʃop) noun
1. a place where goods are sold. a baker's shop.
2. a workshop, or a place where any kind of industry is carried on. a machine-shop.
verbpast tense, past participle shopped
(often go shopping) to visit shops for the purpose of buying. We shop on Saturdays; She goes shopping once a week.
ˈshopper noun
1. a person who is shopping. The street was full of shoppers.
2. a large bag used when shopping.
ˈshopping noun
1. the activity of buying goods in shops. Have you a lot of shopping to do?; (also adjective) a shopping-list.
2. the goods bought. He helped her carry her shopping home; (also adjective) a shopping-basket / bag.
shop assistant (American ˈsalesclerk, *clerk)
a person employed in a shop to serve customers.
shop floor
the workers in a factory or workshop, as opposed to the management.
ˈshopkeeper noun
a person who runs a shop of his own.
ˈshoplifter noun
a person who steals goods from a shop.
ˈshoplifting noun
shopping centre
a place, often a very large building, where there is a large number of different shops.
shopping mall noun
(also mall) (American) a shopping centre in which traffic is usually not allowed.
shop around
to compare prices, quality of goods etc at several shops before buying anything.
References in classic literature ?
There's Major ,' says she, 'he was an eminent pickpocket; there's Justice Ba r, was a shoplifter, and both of them were burnt in the hand; and I could name you several such as they are.
Dhu-AlHijjah 24, 1436, October 08, 2015, SPA -- Police say a woman in a Home Depot parking lot fired shots at the SUV of a fleeing shoplifter in southeastern Michigan, according to AP.
READER Joe Plunkett condones the actions of serial shoplifter Kim Farry, saying basically shops deserve what they get for ripping off customers.
The oldest suspected shoplifter was a 76-yearold charged with stealing DIY accessories.
A SHOPLIFTER was stopped in his tracks by a passer-by and a security guard who swooped into action and gave chase in his car.
Most people will automatically answer that question truthfully," he said, "and now, that shoplifter is not going to steal because you know his name.
They steal for themselves and for family and friends and are not as easily dissuaded as the impulse shoplifter.
A PROLIFIC Northumberland shoplifter has been jailed.
A SHOPLIFTER who was caught by security guards in a Coventry store fell asleep before police could arrest him.
org/reference number 123456) There's an alleged shoplifter in ASDA, Pwllheli from last June 25, a woman wanted over a fraud in Debenhams, Bangor last July 18, and a man wanted over a theft at Mc-Donald's in Abergele last August 11.
TALK One shoplifter was even described, by a copper no less, as a "loveable rogue", while Alan Fawcett was called a 'celebrity shoplifter' by the narrator, making him out to be some kind of hero with his clever methods.
POLICE releasedCCTVstills of a man they want to speak to after a shop assistant was threatened by a shoplifter.