- 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.
shoplift definition by Webster's New World
transitive verb, intransitive verb
to steal articles from a store during shopping hours
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- shoplifter noun
shoplift definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb shop·lift·ed, shop·lift·ing, shop·lifts verb, intransitive
To steal merchandise from a store that is open for business.verb, transitive
To steal (articles or an article) from a store that is open for business.
- shopˈliftˌer noun
- shopˈliftˌing noun