, thieved, thiev′ing
to commit, or get by, theft
Origin of thievevia Middle English dialect, dialectal ; from Old English theofian ; from theof, thief
tr. & intr.v.thieved, thiev·ing, thieves
To take (something) by theft or commit theft.
Origin of thievePerhaps from Old English th&emacron;ofian, from th&emacron;of, thief.
(third-person singular simple present thieves, present participle thieving, simple past and past participle thieved)
- (intransitive): To commit theft.
From Old English Ã¾Ä“ofian.