stealing (part of speech: verb)
hauling, nipping, extorting, stealing, fleecing, lifting, burglarizing, pirating, embezzling, swiping, abstracting, holding up, copping, defrauding, sticking up, pocketing, heisting, swindling, mugging, plundering, hijacking, poaching, looting, blackmailing, grabbing, filching, robbing, rustling, plagiarizing, pilfering, shoplifting
acquiring (part of speech: verb)
collecting, reaping, capturing, adding, landing, accumulating, cornering, procuring, receiving, fetching, obtaining, scoring, harvesting, garnering, luring, assuming, getting, heaping, wrangling, retrieving, acquiring, claiming, amassing, incurring, purchasing, taking, buying, annexing, winning, securing, catching, netting, bagging
touching (part of speech: verb)
- He has been palming kings and neutralizing the cut. - "The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol", William J. Locke.
- Remember Page's strict injunction to Maillot not to let the jewel- case out of his possession until he and Miss Belle were married; think of the alacrity with which he acceded to Maillot's request; think of his sly chuckles and furtive manner, of his attitude during the whole of that remarkable conference, and tell me what it means if he, too, didn't intend palming off the false stone on you? - "The Paternoster Ruby", Charles Edmonds Walk.
- Isaacs was familiar with the native trick of palming off old tigers on the unwary stranger, in the hope of a reward. - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.