verb (used with object), thieved, thiev·ing.
verb (used without object), thieved, thiev·ing.
- thiethylperazine maleate,
- thieu, nguyen van,
Origin of thieve
Examples from the Web for thieve
And I must thieve for my daily bread like any crawling blackguard in the gutter.The Plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson
There will be fences about the fields, and no Indians to thieve and kill.The Biography of a Prairie Girl|Eleanor Gates
He'd shoot up his whole darn family, too, and thieve their blankets, even if he didn't need 'em.The Triumph of John Kars|Ridgwell Cullum
Then they steal cautiously to the skirts of the oasis, hop over walls and bars and thieve on forbidden ground.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
Only they shall not starve, they shall not thieve, they shall not be sweated.The Ivory Gate, a new edition|Walter Besant
Word Origin for thieve
Old English þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in Old English, not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s.