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With three I'm a worker
With four I'm against you
With seven I have an anagram that steals
With all eight I save you

Inspired on @tyobrien template

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  • $\begingroup$ MOAR tylo riddles! :D $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2018 at 12:41
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    $\begingroup$ Is the L in “Tylo” a play from “Riley”? Just curious. I must say I’m amused. :) Nice puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – tyobrien
    Apr 17, 2018 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ Well, that was just a typo, but I guess that fits well :) $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2018 at 12:45
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    $\begingroup$ Change the ‘L’ to a ‘P’ and you’ll get what it is... :-) $\endgroup$
    – tyobrien
    Apr 19, 2018 at 14:28

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I think the answer is:

ANTIBODY.

With three I'm a worker

ANT(Ants being social workers is a common crossword clue.)

With four I'm against you

ANTI(Anti-means opposing someone/something)

With seven I have an anagram that steals

As pointed out by others, this is BANDITO which is Spanish/Mexican for bandit.

With all eight I save you

ANTIBODY is what saves us from diseases and by extension from death.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, the seven bit tripped me up too. Nicely done, +1. $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 17, 2018 at 12:40
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    $\begingroup$ bandito is Spanish for bandit. $\endgroup$
    – NetJohn
    Apr 17, 2018 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, that was quick, the anagram can be bandito, which means mexican bandit :) $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2018 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ @GustavoGabriel - in such a case, it might be prudent to add the language tag to indicate it also steps outside the realm of English (see the description associated with the tag). $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 17, 2018 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Phylyp I must be honest, being an anagram of bandito was kind of unintentional, at first I didn't see the missing o and thought it was an anagram of bandit. But thank you for adding the tag :) $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2018 at 12:54

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