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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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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.
He has to start treating hard-working citizens as human beings, not as a giant wallet to pilfer at will.
However Harkness struck to pilfer the points with a late header after Stephen Hughes had expertly set him up.
It used to that only magnates and maniacal rulers could pilfer enough objects to assemble a "significant collection.
Those copies may allow a spy to pilfer information from extra photons without being detected.
The low-life criminal fraternity who pilfer from charity shops should receive mandatory prison sentences.
What I like most about this product, outside of its well designed graphical user interface, is that it significantly raises the bar and clearly does its job, controlling access to devices that could be used to pilfer valuable, proprietary business information.
Many anti-phishing systems have also proven ineffective against pharming and phishing situations in which criminals pilfer sensitive information but do not execute fraudulent financial transactions.
They tear their best shirts, pilfer Dad's beer, ``borrow'' the family car and disappear for hours - or days - on end.
Addressing a press conference Abid Sher Ali said that there are more than ninety percent line losses in many Feeders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and after provision of proofs against power pilfers provincial government is still reluctant to take action against it.
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.
Those qualities were what made the Universal monster movies of the 1930s, which ``Van Helsing'' so gleefully pilfers and pillages, the classics that they still are.