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What is another word for stealing?

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Noun
The act of stealing or taking something without consent
“The yogi forsakes stealing, lying, cheating, killing, and other exploitative and self-gratifying behaviors.”
Noun
An act of illegally stealing or copying the work of someone
“The takedown notices handle copyright violation and work against the stealing of the copyrighted content on the internet.”
Noun
The characteristic of being devious or underhanded
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A confidence game or swindle
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Noun
An act of smuggling
Noun
Cooptation of another culture's attributes
Verb
Present participle for to take something illegally or without permission
“I was furious with him for trying to steal my hard-earned possessions.”
Verb
Present participle for to move somewhere quietly or surreptitiously
“Did he quietly steal away, never letting the beast know he was there?”
Verb
Present participle for to copy or plagiarize without giving credit or acknowledgment
“In the 1920s, Diego Rivera warned young artists in Paris not to let Picasso into their studios because he would steal their ideas.”
Verb
Present participle for to get or effect surreptitiously or artfully
“She's a real tease, taunting him to steal a kiss.”
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