Piquer

Piquer is a word with several meanings, but the main one is “to sting”. It is also a very often colloquial word which means “to steal”.

Je me suis fait piquer mon portefeuille !
I got my wallet stolen!

It can also mean “to put to sleep” (a domestic animal).

Another word (which is a little less common) is “tirer”, which usually means “to pull”.

Il s’est fait tirer sa caisse.
His car got stolen.

Another word you can hear from some young people is “péta”. It is the verlan of “taper”, which means “to hit”. It is a curious word, because “taper” doesn’t mean “to steal” at all.

Listen to the examples:

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