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1‘he was charged with embezzling more than £5,000 from a country club’
misappropriate, steal, rob, thieve, pilfer, appropriate, abstract, defraud someone of, siphon off, pocket, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, line one's pockets with, line one's purse with
put one's hand in the till, dip into the public purse, commit white-collar crime, commit fraud
informal rip off, filch, swipe, lift, skim, snaffle
British informal pinch, nick, half-inch, whip, nobble
formal peculate, defalcate, purloin
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