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shoplift

[ shop-lift ]
/ ˈʃɒpˌlɪft /
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verb (used with object)
to steal (merchandise) as a shoplifter.
verb (used without object)
to shoplift merchandise.
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Origin of shoplift

First recorded in 1810–20; back formation from shoplifter

OTHER WORDS FROM shoplift

an·ti·shop·lift·ing, adjective
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