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Definition of purloin verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

purloin

 verb
verb
NAmE//pərˈlɔɪn//
 
purloin something (from somebody/something) (formal or humorous)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they purloin
 
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he / she / it purloins
 
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past simple purloined
 
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-ing form purloining
 
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to steal something or use it without permission
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: purloin