Meaning of shopstealing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃɒpstiːlɪŋ/


mass nounAustralian
  • The action of surreptitiously stealing goods from shops; shoplifting.

    ‘he had a juvenile history of shopstealing’
    • ‘Drug dealing and shopstealing were seen as the major alternative ways in which to supplement one's income.’
    • ‘They are responsible for a significant proportion of household thefts, thefts from vehicles, and shopstealing.’
    • ‘The board took into account the expressions of concern about the cost of shopstealing to large retailers.’
    • ‘Police would prefer to see the offence restated simply as shopstealing.’
    • ‘A reduction in shopstealing was reported.’
    • ‘The obvious example is that of commercial property crime, such as shopstealing and vandalism.’
    • ‘This act defines the crime of theft known as shopstealing and establishes rights and penalties.’
    • ‘Conference participants may disapprove of shopstealing or drink drivingin general terms.’
    • ‘'Unlawful entry with intent' excludes shopstealing and stealing from a house or premise to which the offender has been invited or has legitimate access.’
    • ‘To avoid losses being caused through shopstealing, care should be taken to place items for sale in unobscured positions within the agency and away from the main door.’