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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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mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve had too much. I’m beginning to feel pilfered.
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To see what might make a bird suspicious of its comrade's intentions, researchers divided the group into those that had been allowed to pilfer in the laboratory and those that hadn't.
POLITICIANS and their families appear to be trying to pilfer as much as they can, an inquiry into House of Commons expenses heard yesterday.
He has to start treating hard-working citizens as human beings, not as a giant wallet to pilfer at will.
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.
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