[ shop-lift ]
/ ˈʃɒpˌlɪft /
verb (used with object)
to steal (merchandise) as a shoplifter.
verb (used without object)
to shoplift merchandise.
Origin of shoplift
First recorded in 1810–20; back formation from shoplifter
Related formsan·ti·shop·lift·ing, adjective
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