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pil fer

  • v  make off with belongings of others

  • It's also possible, for example, to pilfer confidential data from secure networks by mounting Trojan e-mail attacks.
  • On one occasion, the four swam across a river to pilfer a bag of coal tar from a government construction site to repair their (illegal) fishing boat.
  • They will pilfer its effects and, by next summer, produce a domesticated, more palatable version.

  • David Wallace in SkySports
    Martyn is a very good footballer. He's very good at poaching balls,said Wallace. "If you don't have good numbers around rucks you leave yourself open for him to pilfer the ball. He can play like an outside-half or winger at times - he has...
  • John Ashcroft in KVUE
    The message is simply this: P2P or peer-to-peer does not stand for 'permission to pilfer,' Ashcroft told reporters.
  • Giovanni di Paolo in Bloomberg
    They haven't got enough stuff, so they pilfer things from other departments,Edmondo di Robilant, a London-based Old Master dealer, said. "It's reflection that sellers are nervous that pictures won't achieve the prices they want. What was a...

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