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    steal at work place

    Hello guys,

    What is the verb, synonyme of steal, that we can use especially at work place such as office or company?


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    Re: steal at work place

    Do not know of any verb specific to the work place, but companies have a great problem with "theft in the workplace".

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    Re: steal at work place

    Perpetrators often try to belittle this behaviour, and use some kind of euphemism like 'borrow' or 'liberate', or use some jocular term like 'half-inch' (Cockney Rhyming Slang for 'pinch').

    When people buy something of doubtful (and probably criminal) provenance it's said to have 'fallen off the back of a lorry' - but that wouldn't be used for theft from the workplace.


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