To steal merchandise from a store that is open for business.(verb-intransitive)
To steal (articles or an article) from a store that is open for business.(verb-transitive)
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Use "shoplift" in a sentence
"i mean a shoplift is still a shoplift even if there is no scum bags collar felt for it."
"So, when people say that racists have a right to discriminate, but other people do not have a right to shoplift, that is a moral statement concerning what rights should be recognized by society."
"But their use of oversized pants, tied shut at the ankles and tied over their shoulders with shoestrings that acted as suspenders, constitutes a use of equipment to shoplift, which is a felony."