- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- shoplifter noun
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
verb shop·lift·ed, shop·lift·ing, shop·lifts verb, intransitive
- shopˈliftˌer noun
- shopˈliftˌing noun