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pilfer from someone or something

to steal from someone or a group. The petty thief had pilfered from several merchants in town. Someone has pilfered from the petty-cash drawer.
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pilfer something from someone or something

to steal something from someone or something. Did you pilfer this money from your parents? Who pilfered some money from the cash box?
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve had too much. I’m beginning to feel pilfered.
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LAHORE, July 02, 2010 (Frontier Star): Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has held 53 powers pilfers red handed during campaign against power pilferers on the instructions of Chief Executive LESCO, Saleem Akhtar here on Friday.
Nor is there much hint of originality here, as first-time screenwriter Doug Jung cheerfully pilfers motifs from ``Sunset Boulevard,'' ``Pulp Fiction,'' dozens of noirs and even ``Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
They were of the view that if power pilfers are allowed to move freely then more losses are on the cards urging police refrain to lodge cases against such culprits due to sheer pressure and influence of politicians.
Tony Toni Tone even pilfers from Nirvana in ``Let's Get Down,'' the obligatory song with a guest rapper (DJ Quik).
PESHAWAR, August 28, 2009 (Frontier Star): Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday has taken strict notice of power pilfers hence establish efficient Monitoring System to stop power pilfers.