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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


Broader (hypernym)concealing, concealment, hiding

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