Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To steal merchandise from a store.
  • intransitive verb To steal (merchandise) from a store.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shoplifter.

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  • noun obsolete A shoplifter.
  • verb transitive To steal something from a shop / store during trading hours.
  • verb intransitive To steal from shops / stores during trading hours.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb steal in a store

Etymologies

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Back-formation from shoplifter.

Examples

  • i mean a shoplift is still a shoplift even if there is no scum bags collar felt for it.

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  • So, when people say that racists have a right to discriminate, but other people do not have a right to shoplift, that is a moral statement concerning what rights should be recognized by society.

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  • So, when people say that racists have a right to discriminate, but other people do not have a right to shoplift, that is a moral statement concerning what rights should be recognized by society.

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  • But their use of oversized pants, tied shut at the ankles and tied over their shoulders with shoestrings that acted as suspenders, constitutes a use of equipment to shoplift, which is a felony.

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  • The vicar from York who advised the destitute to shoplift is to be hauled before the Archdeacon of York to be told that his advice was misguided.

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  • The side of me that is tempted to shoplift (but only cashmere or chocolate) was aroused.

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  • As soon as you identify yourself in Liverpool as TJ's grandson, people either presume wrongly that you are rich or come up with some reminiscence: the sage of the city, screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, immediately recalled: "I learned to shoplift in TJ's – we all did."

    My grandad's store and the end of the high street

  • Next I hired these two chicks I know who could shoplift a penny outta nigga pocket without them feeling a thing.

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  • The model examines the customer's decision of whether to shoplift or not as well as the store's profit-maximizing price and monitoring intensity.

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  • I recalled the time when she made me shoplift that expensive shampoo and conditioner she loved at the drugstore.

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