To take (something) by theft or commit theft.(verb-transitive)
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Use "thieve" in a sentence
"Disdain for people who do not educate their children and send them to the streets to beg and thieve is understandable."
"And its name sounds like a bizarre slang version of the word "thieve" (A Pheve)?"
"I think claustrophobic inspector hit it spot on about being dressed in his best trackies, shitty old jumper and probably the ebst lizzie duke rings he could muster or thieve."