[ US /ˈʃɑˌpɫɪftɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɒplɪftɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store
    shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting
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How To Use shoplifting In A Sentence

  • He said he was jailed in January for shoplifting offences and stayed off drugs when he was released.
  • Catherine Street were largely ignoring shoplifting and simply passing its cost on to their customers.
  • David Bernstein: But let me add that by your reasoning, the fact that almost everyone thinks that shoplifting should be a crime, whereas almost everyone thinks that discrimination should be punished as a less serious civil matter, means that almost everyone thinks that shoplifting is more serious than discrimination, which by your lights means that everyone is a racist. The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge
  • She was caught shoplifting
  • He only had one tiny conviction for shoplifting so far, and felt sure that wouldn't be held against him.
  • Colleagues were called after the pair were accused of shoplifting bottles of plonk. The Sun
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  • He was caught shoplifting by a store detective.
  • The company has adopted a firm policy on shoplifting.
  • But that led to problems on the shoplifting front; you see, the macs were behind the counter.
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