Definition of 'thief'
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Derbyshire police had the chance to catch a thief but sent me instead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Police used a spy camera to track a thief who was stealing their coffee. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The old thief stopped in two strides and sent me flying over his head. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)Set a thief to catch a thief. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Officers are appealing for help in catching the thief. The Sun (2012)It may not stop a thief, but it will remind you before you leave it behind. The Sun (2014)The bishop is ahead, the thief runs to catch up. Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)Perhaps it's set a thief to catch a thief. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Come on big guy, just own up to being caught as a thief and stop looking for sympathy. The Sun (2012)This is most apparent on the stunning Stop Thief! The Sun (2013)The thief's catch of 46,000 might seem like small beer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A thief had taken her to Italy in 1911 but she had been quickly recovered. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But at no point are you asked for your PIN unless you specifically request that option; so a thief could steal the lot. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'thief'
British English: thief /θiːf/ NOUN
A thief is a person who steals something from another person.
The thieves took his camera.
- American English: thief
- Arabic: لِصّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ladrão
- Chinese: 小偷
- Croatian: lopov
- Czech: zloděj
- Danish: tyv
- Dutch: dief
- European Spanish: ladrón bolsos
- Finnish: varas
- French: voleur
- German: Dieb
- Greek: κλέφτης
- Italian: ladro
- Japanese: 泥棒
- Korean: 도둑
- Norwegian: tyv
- Polish: złodziej
- European Portuguese: ladrão
- Romanian: hoț
- Russian: вор
- Spanish: ladrón
- Swedish: tjuv
- Thai: ขโมย
- Turkish: hırsız
- Ukrainian: злодій
- Vietnamese: kẻ trộm
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