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1‘pirates boarded the ship’
historical buccaneer, privateer
archaic corsair, rover, sea rover
rare picaroon, filibuster, sea thief, sea robber, water thief, sea wolf, sea rat, water rat, marooner
copyright infringer, plagiarist, plagiarizer
1‘designers may pirate good ideas’
reproduce illegally, infringe the copyright of, copy illegally, plagiarize, poach, steal, appropriate, bootleg
informal crib, lift, rip off
British informal nick, pinch
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