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  *偷* | 偷* | *偷
to steal / to pilfer / to snatch / thief / stealthily
HSK 5
stealthily / secretly / covertly / furtively / on the sly
to take a picture of a person without permission or without their knowledge
to substitute on the sly
to mount a sneak attack / to raid
to peep / to peek / to steal a glance
to goof off / to be lazy
to eat on the sly / to pilfer food / to be unfaithful
to peep / to peek / to act as voyeur
to laugh up one's sleeve
surreptitious / sneaky
to skimp on the job and stint on materials (idiom) / jerry-building / sloppy work
to eavesdrop / to monitor (secretly)
to steal / to pilfer
to engage in fraudulent activities (idiom) / skulduggery / to hoodwink people / to cheat sb audaciously
to steal
tax evasion
lit. to try to steal a chicken only to end up losing the rice used to lure it (idiom) / fig. to try to gain an advantage only to end up worse off / to go for wool and come back shorn
to drift and live without purpose (idiom); to drag out an ignoble existence
to snatch a moment of leisure / to take a break from work / also written 偷閒|偷闲
to snatch a moment of leisure / to take a break from work
to poach
to smuggle
to steal / to make off with / stolen
lit. to steal a rafter and replace it with a column / to replace the original with a fake / to perpetrate a fraud (idiom)
to cheat on one's spouse / to have an affair
(of a woman) to take a lover
to live without purpose
to imitate the dog and steal chicken (idiom) / to pilfer / to dally with women / to have affairs
to evade (taxes)
to be law-abiding (idiom)
lit. stolen scent, pilfered jade (idiom); philandering / secret illicit sex
lit. to pierce the wall to steal a light (idiom) / fig. to study diligently in the face of hardship
habitual thief
to shirk responsibility / thoughtless pleasure-seeking
to skive off work / to be lazy
to take some time out / to make use of a spare moment
to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)
thief
seeking only ease and comfort (idiom); making no attempt to improve oneself / taking things easily without attending to responsibilities
to take a furtive look at
to carry on a clandestine love affair
to skimp on the job / to avoid work
to dump illegally
to surreptitiously add (sth that shouldn't be there)
illegal immigration / to stowaway (on a ship) / to steal across the international border / to run a blockade
to steal
to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)
much worse than having something stolen is when a thief has you in his sights (idiom)
smuggled illegal alien / stowaway
(of a woman) to take a lover
poacher
voyeur / peeping tom
"monkey steals the peach" (martial arts), distracting an opponent with one hand and seizing his testicles with the other / (coll.) grabbing sb by the balls


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