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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
shopliftingshop‧lift‧ing /ˈʃɒpˌlɪftɪŋ $ ˈʃɑːp-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  SCCSTEALthe crime of stealing things from shops, for example by hiding them in a bag or under your clothes She had been falsely accused of shoplifting in a clothing store.see thesaurus at crime, steal
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shopliftingShoplifting cost the major stores millions of dollars last year.The usual run of mugging, housebreaking and shoplifting.Contrary to popular belief, shoplifting is neither a new word nor a new occurrence.On a school outing he, and some other pupils, were involved in shoplifting.Nevertheless this is a frequently-invoked image for certain women convicted of shoplifting.Only in the crime of shoplifting does the ratio of females convicted even approach that of males.Firms may be unaware of theft by their employees, and shops will not be aware of particular instances of shoplifting.She freely admitted that when she was shoplifting she was, in a way, hoping to go to prison.However, while shoplifting occurred in the past, the extent of the crime has grown massively in recent years.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshopliftingshop‧lift‧ing /ˈʃɒpˌlɪftɪŋˈʃɑːp-/ noun [uncountable]LAW the crime of taking something out of a shop without paying for itShoplifting and robberies forced the company to spend heavily on security.shoplifter noun [countable]measures to deter shopliftersshoplift verb [intransitive]
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