- Shoplift is defined as to steal merchandise from a store when it is open.
An example of shoplift is to take five shirts from a clothing store during open hours.
A woman shoplifts a bottle of wine.
verbshop·lift·ed, shop·lift·ing, shop·lifts
- (obsolete) A shoplifter.
(third-person singular simple present shoplifts, present participle shoplifting, simple past and past participle shoplifted)
Back-formation from shoplifter.