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pilfer from (someone or something)

1. To steal from someone, something, or some group, especially in a furtive or deceptive manner. The CEO was caught pilfering from the company's pension funds. I have no doubt the school has been pilfering from its students. I heard Tom and Janet's daughter has been pilfering from them lately.
2. To steal something from someone, something, or some group in small amounts, especially in a furtive or deceptive manner. I've been pilfering a few dollars from my parents at a time, so I doubt they'll notice. I guess Tom had been pilfering office supplies from the company for years before he was finally caught.
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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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pilfered

(ˈpɪlfɚd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve had too much. I’m beginning to feel pilfered.
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There is also what is called 'moonlighting,' which happens at night and involves cargo loaders of one airline crossing over to a neighboring airline at the Naia baggage breakdown or buildup area and volunteering their help so they can pilfer without being identified.
In the underworld of avian crime, scrub jays that have pilfered other birds' food caches hide their own with extra care.
Shot glasses, ale pump clips and Guinness memorabilia - particularly the toucan - were the next most popular to be pilfered.
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PUP representative Ms Purvis told the Belfast meeting: "Maintaining the current degree of nepotism in our political practices creates another layer of exclusion, protects political dynasties and creates the appearance of politicians and their families trying to pilfer as much as they can."
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The applicant's lawyer contended before the court that 2,17,400 bags of sugar pledged by Kashmir Sugar Mill Limited to the bank were pilfered.
The applicant's lawyer said before the court that 2,17,400 bags of sugar pledged by Kashmir Sugar Mill Limited to the bank were pilfered.
The illusionist and author has said he enjoyed the skills of stealing as a teenager, and at one time everything in his bedroom was pilfered.
He claimed that electricity worth Rs 242 billion was being pilfered.
She was returning them as part of a new Waldorf "amnesty programme" that seeks pilfered hotel property, no questions asked.
THIEVES pilfered pot plants, flowers, hanging baskets and trees from one in five gardens over the last year.
More than 1,000,000 pieces of luggage were lost, damaged, delayed, or pilfered by U.S.
The teenager was caught trying to use a stolen credit card and the older man was caught selling what apparently were pilfered cigarettes, authorities said.