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Noun: shoplifting  'shóp,lif-ting
  1. The act of stealing goods that are on display in a store
    "shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting";
    - shrinkage
Verb: shoplift  'shóp,lift
  1. (crime) steal in a store
    "I think you can find people who would say shoplifting is wrong, and yet go ahead and shoplift"

Derived forms: shopliftings

Type of: larceny, steal, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

Encyclopedia: Shoplifting

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