thief

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθiːf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/θif/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thēf )

Inflections of 'thief' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": thieves
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thief

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a professional, an amateur] thief
  2. makes his living as a thief
  3. [arrested, caught, apprehended, convicted] the thief
  4. the thief [ran off, got away]
  5. the thief broke [the window, into the house]
  6. a thief [grabbed, stole, pinched] her bag
  7. an infamous [jewel, art] thief
  8. a petty thief
  9. is not a very good thief
  10. a [band, group, gang] of thieves
  11. idiom: there is honor among thieves
  12. idiom: are as thick as thieves
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