thieve out



thieve out (third-person singular simple present thieves out, present participle thieving out, simple past and past participle thieved out)

  1. to walk out of a place stealthily
    • 1922 Katherine Mansfield, The Doll's House (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 354-355)
      But Kezia thieved out at the back.