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English noun: stealing

1. stealing (act) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully


SamplesThe thieving is awful at Kennedy International.


Synonymslarceny, theft, thievery, thieving


Broader (hypernym)felony


Narrower (hyponym)biopiracy, breach of trust with fraudulent intent, defalcation, embezzlement, grand larceny, grand theft, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation, petit larceny, petty, petty larceny, pilferage, robbery, rustling, shoplifting, shrinkage, skimming

2. stealing (act) avoiding detection by moving carefully


Synonymsstealth


Broader (hypernym)concealing, concealment, hiding









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