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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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Like owners of stolen art, some people perceive pilfered plants as status enhancers and evidence of a vicariously dangerous hobby.
Secretary petroleum said that Gas companies are yielding 17.5% profit annually, while Rs 22 billion gas is being pilfered annually
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): A large number of containers carrying Afghan trade goods have been pilfered inside Pakistan without crossing the border, causing a loss of approximately 19 billion to 37 billion rupees to the national exchequer during the last four years, Pakistan's Supreme Court has been informed.
The CBI probe showed that the IOC employees had pilfered away oil from the IOC Kandla- Bathinda pipeline that runs from the depot in the Sitapura Industrial Area.
A SHOP assistant pilfered more than pounds 4,000 in cash and goods from his North Wales bosses.
While searching for clues, he found the pilfered items hidden under his deck.
It's not normally the supplier's problem if a container has been pilfered as it's expected that the ultimate consignee has insurance cover.
``But in my case, there's more votes to be pilfered from forcibly keeping me breathing.''
"In Harlem," an assistant inspector general at HUD told Congress last September, "religious and other not-for-profit organizations working in partnership with criminals aggressively pilfered nearly the entire investment that had been set aside to help vulnerable and disadvantaged elements of our society."
Pilfered artifacts rank second only to illegal drugs as the country's leading illicit export.
For instance, it begins with a black man called Willis (Charles S Dutton) wandering out of a bar, having pilfered a half bottle of Scotch, then breaking into a cabinet full of guns.
Other pilfered sources include Chris Burden's Deadman, 1972; George Maciunas's Solo for a Sick Man, 1962; and Adrian Piper's Catalysis IV, 1970, from which Newman hijacks one of Piper's fellow bus travelers and places her center stage.
Carolina chickadees in the laboratory did not put on extra weight when the scientists pilfered their seed caches, however.
He said only ten percent people in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa pay electricity bills else power pilfered.
Authorities say that luggage is sometimes pilfered at the airport; keep valuables with your carry-on gear.