verb (used with object), thieved, thiev·ing.
verb (used without object), thieved, thiev·ing.
Origin of thieve
Examples from the Web for thieving
The underwear was returned to Payne -- but not until after one of the thieving fans tried them on.Gravity’s Space-Diaper Fiasco; Beyoncé Debuts Her First Calendar|The Fashion Beast Team|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Putin is also, for obvious reasons, not a great fan of people-power democracy movements that overthrow corrupt, thieving elites.
A novel dealing with, among many other interesting things, the aesthetics of thieving.How I Write: John Banville on ‘Ancient Light,’ Nabokov, and Dublin|Noah Charney|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Spacey makes Abramoff an enormously appealing rage-filled, thieving, megalomaniacal sociopath.
But Spacey makes Abramoff an enormously appealing, rage-filled, thieving, megalomaniacal sociopath.
"Some thieving Indian, judging from the looks of that boat," said Sam Higgins.The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone|Richard Bonner
She measured by it the contempt that had so easily accused her of thieving.Meg's Friend|Alice Abigail Corkran
That thieving Deutscher who runs the schooner we had in port over-night told me this not an hour ago.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
Dr. Whitman gave the Chiefs a reprimand, and called it thieving, and demanded that they send back everything they had taken.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
There, merriment was the produce of thieving; here, the offspring of the same parent was sorrow.At War with Society or, Tales of the Outcasts|James McLevy
British Dictionary definitions for thieving (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for thieving (2 of 2)
Word Origin for thieve
Word Origin and History for thieving
Old English þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in Old English, not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s.