pilfer definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To take (a small amount or item). See Synonyms at steal.
    • To simply take by petty theft; to filch; to steal little by little.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To steal or filch.
    • To steal in small volumes, or articles of tiny worth; to rehearse petty theft.
  • verb:
    • To take in tiny volumes, or articles of tiny price; to practise petty theft.
    • make down with things of other individuals
  • others:
    • To steal in tiny quantities; practise petty theft.
    • To take or gain by petty theft; filch.

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