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thieving

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthievingthiev‧ing /ˈθiːvɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 British English informalSTEAL the act of stealing thingsthieving adjective 🔊 thieving pirates
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thievingWhat he said about thieving - it's important.I suspected about his thieving, but I couldn't prove it at that stage.He supplemented his income by poaching, gambling and out-and-out thieving.Some are drawn into a life of crime: petty thieving, drugs trafficking etc.What income he has comes from heroin, extortion and other people's thieving.She gave examples of their thieving, drinking, and other bad habits.
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