- n. 贼；小偷
- [C]贼,小偷,盗贼 a person who steals, especially without using violence
a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
- His enemies labelled him a thief.
- The thief was confined in a prison.
- The police set a trap to catch the thief.
- The thief was caught red-handed.
- He ran fast enough to catch the thief.
- The thief slid into the room.
- The thief slipped away down a side street.
- A thief stole her purse.
- The thief made a swift exit.
- The notorious thief was sent to prison for his many crimes.
- I turned the thief over to the guards at the building.
- The thief was closely tracked by the policeman.
- The thief took out a gun and forced the owner to give him the jewels.
- They were unable to find any trace of the thief.
- Was the judge too severe on the thief?
- It takes a thief to know a thief.
- arrest a thief 捉住小偷
- beat a thief 打小偷
- catch a thief 抓住小偷〔盗贼〕
- chase a thief 追踪小偷〔盗贼〕
- sentence a thief 判处盗贼
- stop a thief 抓贼
- trace a thief 跟踪盗贼
Now that securities are..in a computer's memory, thieves go after the passwords.出自： C. Stoll
A thief could enter the VW in five seconds.出自：Which?
The moon is a thief: he steals his..light from the sun.出自： fig.
- thief, bandit, burglar, gangster, pickpocket, pirate, robber
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的theof，意为贼。