shoplift

[ shop-lift ]
/ ˈʃɒpˌlɪft /

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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British Dictionary definitions for shoplifting

shoplifting
/ (ˈʃɒpˌlɪftɪŋ) /

noun

the act of stealing goods from a shop during shopping hours
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