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shoplifting

noun
     
Related topics: Crime
shop‧lift‧ing [uncountable]
SCC the 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.
WORD FOCUS: crime WORD FOCUS: crime
crimes that involve stealing things: robbery, burglary, theft, shoplifting, fraud, carjacking

crimes that involve attacking people : assault, mugging, murder, rape

someone who commits crimes: criminal, thief, crook, burglar, mugger, robber, pickpocket, rapist, offender, lawbreaker
crime

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crime

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