(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. rob (see stealing); sneak, tiptoe, creep (see secret, travel). —n., informal, bargain, good buy (see cheapness).
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. take, filch, bag, thieve, loot, rob, purloin, embezzle, defraud, keep, carry away, carry off, appropriate, take possession of, withdraw, divert, lift, remove, impress, abduct, shanghai, kiDNAp, hijack, spirit away, run off with, hold for ransom, rifle, sack, cheat, cozen, hold up, strip, poach, peculate, counterfeit, circulate bad money, swindle, plagiarize, misappropriate, housebreak, burglarize, blackmail, fleece, plunder, pillage, despoil, ransack, crib*, burgle*, stick up*, skyjack*, pinch*, rustle*, rip off*, liberate*, snatch*, lift*, freeze on to*, annex*, cop*, swipe*, pinch*, mooch*, gyp*, dip one's hands into*, make off with*, borrow*; see also seize 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. take burgle, burglarize, rob, filch, pocket, shoplift, thieve, *ripoff, walkoff with, swipe, pilfer, *pinch, purloin, misappropriate, lift, embezzle.
2. sneak creep, prowl, skulk, slink, pussyfoot.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To take (another's property) without permission: filch, pilfer, purloin, snatch, thieve. Informal: lift, swipe. Slang: cop, heist, hook, nip1, pinch, rip off, snitch. Idiom: make (or walk) off with. See CRIMES, GIVE. 2. To move silently and furtively: creep, glide, lurk, mouse, prowl, pussyfoot, skulk, slide, slink, slip, snake, sneak. Slang: gumshoe. See MOVE. II noun 1. The crime of taking someone else's property without consent: larceny, pilferage, theft, thievery. Slang: rip-off. See CRIMES. 2. Slang. Something offered or bought at a low price: bargain. Informal: buy, deal. See MONEY, TRANSACTIONS.

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