from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To take (something) by theft or commit theft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. : To commit theft.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To practice theft; to steal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be a thief; practise theft; steal; prey.
- To take by theft; steal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take by theft
Perhaps from Old English thēofian, from thēof, thief.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English þēofian. (Wiktionary)