One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he claimed it was the first time he had thieved anything’
steal, purloin, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shoplift
have one's fingers in the till, have one's hand in the till
informal walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, rob, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch, souvenir
British informal nick, pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, blag
North American informal heist, glom
Australian informal snavel
Australian informal, dated clifty
West Indian informal tief
archaic crib, hook
rare peculate, defalcate
informal walk, go walkies
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