verb (used with object), thieved, thiev·ing.
verb (used without object), thieved, thiev·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for thieve
Word Origin for thieve
Word Origin and History for thieve
Old English þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in Old English, not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s.