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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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pilfered

(ˈpɪlfɚd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve had too much. I’m beginning to feel pilfered.
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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.
He said only ten percent people in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa pay electricity bills else power pilfered.
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.
PESHAWAR, August 28, 2009 (Frontier Star): Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday has taken strict notice of power pilfers hence establish efficient Monitoring System to stop power pilfers.