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shoplift

[shop-lift] /ˈʃɒpˌlɪft/
verb (used with object)
1.
to steal (merchandise) as a shoplifter.
verb (used without object)
2.
to shoplift merchandise.
Origin of shoplift
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; back formation from shoplifter
Related forms
antishoplifting, adjective
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Examples from the Web for shoplift
Historical Examples
  • If you've been hired to build a shoplift-proof store, you'd better know how to shoplift.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • I'll bet he couldn't walk into a store without figuring out a way to shoplift.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
Word Origin and History for shoplift
v.

also shop-lift, 1820, back-formation from shoplifting. Related: Shop-lifted.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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