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Definition of thief noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. thieves
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  •  a person who steals something from another person or place a car/jewel, etc. thief see also theft
  • Idioms
    (there is) honor among thieves (saying)
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    used to say that even criminals have standards of behavior that they respect
    (as) thick as thieves (informal)
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    (of two or more people) very friendly, especially in a way that makes other people suspicious
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: thief

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