pilfered


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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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pilfered

(ˈpɪlfɚd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve had too much. I’m beginning to feel pilfered.
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9 percent electricity was being pilfered in Larkana, Sukkur and Khyber companies' regions.
They seized his diamond earrings, adding to the two Rolex watches pilfered on Maradona's last trip to Italy.
More than pounds 14,000 earmarked for Croxteth was pilfered after it sat in a Lloyds TSB account for eight years.
AN office clerk freed from jail for stealing from work got a new job - and again pilfered to fund her lavish lifestyle.
And, predictably, his first words were that the UK was trying to cripple Zimbabwe's economy and bring about "illegal regime change" - all this from a crook who has salted away, pilfered millions in European bank accounts and refused to resign as president after losing the Zimbabwean election.
Conmen pilfered cash from the purse of a 77-year-old woman who answered her door, in Spinney Hill, Warwick.
More than 1,000,000 pieces of luggage were lost, damaged, delayed, or pilfered by U.
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.
Manhole covers and street grates by the dozen have been pilfered throughout the city, as well.
In a 2004 survey by two University of Alabama economists, 40 percent of 1,200 professors polled believed their work had been pilfered at least once.
law Tokeley-Parry stole objects from Egypt; prosecutors then worked to prove that Schultz knowingly handled these pilfered artifacts.
At school events, his favorite pineapple and cream cheese-ball recipe, pilfered years ago from the food services director at Daviess County Schools, is a must.
Upstairs again, by the exit, on a wall opposite the cafe that occupies the red house in the center of the surrounding exhibition space, was a video projection of the sleepy Rhine Canal, where the mother of pathological art thief Stephane Breitwieser had tossed about half of his pilfered "collection" of over 230 works, among them a Cranach, a Watteau, and a Brueghel--the appalling underside of the impulse to collect art.
He was discovered eating the pilfered food and charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief.