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4 definitions found
 for purloin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purloin \Pur*loin"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purloined; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Purloining.] [OF. purloignier, porloignier, to
     retard, delay; pur, por, pour, for (L. pro) + loin far, far
     off (L. longe). See Prolong, and cf. Eloign.]
     To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to
     take by theft; to filch.
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           Had from his wakeful custody purloined
           The guarded gold.                        --Milton.
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           when did the muse from Fletcher scenes purloin ?
                                                    --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purloin \Pur*loin"\, v. i.
     To practice theft; to steal. --Titus ii. 10.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  purloin
      v 1: make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer,
           cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf,
           swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "purloin":
     abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, boost, borrow, cabbage,
     cop, crib, defraud, embezzle, extort, filch, hook, lift,
     make off with, nip, palm, pilfer, pinch, poach, run away with,
     rustle, scrounge, shoplift, snare, snatch, snitch, steal, swindle,
     swipe, take, thieve, walk off with
  
  

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