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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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Implying that Conceptual art is a European/US phenomenon of British birth (forget South America, Asia, and the rest) and that American artists are Yankee pilferers with no ideas of their own, her essay is an opinion piece at best; it has no place in a catalogue with scholarly pretensions.
Some talk of finding ways to increase the electrification of their garden fences to keep out two-legged rather than four-legged pilferers.
8 million to 693 pilferers during the first quarter of the fiscal year 2015-16.
CHARSADDA -- A grand operation under the directives of SEE Peshawar Circle, Khalid Khan against power pilferers was carried out by XEn Charsadda, Muhammad Arif Khan in Utmanzai Sub Division during which cases were registered against several consumers on charges of obtaining illegal power connections.
HYDERABAD -- The operation against defaulters and power pilferers in the region of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) is continued with full pace as special recovery teams have disconnected 1650 power connections on default of payment while 1120
Abati has stated that the new attack on the oil pilferers will call for the highest level of assistance from the global community, particularly from the key stakeholders in the worldwide oil industry.
Workers at the group, which provides free therapy to hundreds of North East children with cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and other movement conditions, now fear unscrupulous pilferers plan to cash in on their name.
A LESCO team comprising Surveillance and Investigation Manager Syed Saleem Akhtar, Deputy Manager Imtiaz Hussain and other officials conducted raids and filed first information reports (FIRs) in the local police stations against the power pilferers.
They snap together, and would-be file pilferers won't know where to start.
Police say the Nuneaton, Bedworth and north Warwickshire area is being plagued by pilferers who are taking increasingly daring risks to get their hands on the metal.
Pretty soon, I was seeing the magpies as black-and-white bandits; pied pilferers, even.
The rise in theft is also thought to be due to the popularity of TV gardening programmes together with magazine and newspaper features that make pilferers more aware of the value of shrubs and gardening equipment.
For extra insurance against pilferers, some anglers prefer to first enfold the shrimp in cheesecloth, panty hose or sport wrap - thin, foamy material used underneath athletic tape.
MULTAN -- Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) has got services of rangers for action agaisnt power pilferers and recovery of pending dues from defaulters.
PESHAWAR -- PESCO has recovered Rs 21,300,000 from power pilferers and defaulters with the help of police.