Steal

  • 1 steal´er — steal «steel», verb, stole, sto|len, steal|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to take (something) that does not belong to one; take dishonestly: »Robbers stole the money. Who steals my purse, st …

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  • 2 Steal — (st[=e]l), v. t. [imp. {Stole} (st[=o]l); p. p. {Stolen} (st[=o] l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stealing}.] [OE. stelen, AS. stelan; akin to OFries. stela, D. stelen, OHG. stelan, G. stehlen, Icel. stela, SW. stj[ a]la, Dan. sti[ae]le, Goth. stilan.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 steal — steal, *pilfer, filch, purloin, lift, pinch, snitch, swipe, cop are comparable when they mean to take another s possession without right and without his knowledge or permission. Steal, the commonest and most general of the group, can refer to any …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 steal — ► VERB (past stole; past part. stolen) 1) take (something) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. 2) give or take surreptitiously or without permission: I stole a look at my watch. 3) move somewhere quietly or… …

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  • 5 steal — [stēl] vt. stole, stolen, stealing [ME stelen < OE stælan, akin to Ger stehlen, prob. altered < IE base * ster , to rob > Gr sterein, to rob] 1. to take or appropriate (another s property, ideas, etc.) without permission, dishonestly, or …

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  • 6 steal — vt stole, sto·len, steal·ing [Old English stelan]: to take or appropriate without right or consent and with intent to keep or make use of see also robbery, theft Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 steal — steal; steal·able; steal·age; steal·er; steal·ing·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 8 Steal — (st[=e]l), v. i. 1. To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not steal. Ex. xx. 15. [1913 Webster] 2. To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Steal — may refer to: * Theft * The gaining of a stolen base in baseball * Steal (basketball), a situation when the defensive player actively takes possession of the ball from the opponent s team * In professional sports, a steal is a draft pick who… …

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  • 10 steal — O.E. stelan to commit a theft (class IV strong verb; past tense stæl, pp. stolen), from P.Gmc. *stelanan (Cf. O.S. stelan, O.N., O.Fris. stela, Du. stelen, O.H.G. stelan, Ger. stehlen, Goth. stilan), of unknown origin. Most IE words for steal… …

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  • 11 Steal — (st[=e]l), n. [See {Stale} a handle.] A handle; a stale, or stele. [Archaic or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] And in his hand a huge poleax did bear. Whose steale was iron studded but not long. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 steal — [v1] take something without permission abduct, appropriate, blackmail, burglarize, carry off, cheat, cozen, defraud, despoil, divert, embezzle, heist, hold for ransom, hold up, housebreak*, keep, kidnap, lift*, loot, make off with*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 steal v — steal away phr v …

    English expressions

  • 14 steal — steal1 W3S3 [sti:l] v past tense stole [stəul US stoul] past participle stolen [ˈstəulən US ˈstou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take something)¦ 2¦(use ideas)¦ 3¦(move somewhere)¦ 4 steal the show/limelight/scene 5 steal a look/glance etc 6¦(sport)¦ 7 steal a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 steal — I UK [stiːl] / US [stɪl] verb Word forms steal : present tense I/you/we/they steal he/she/it steals present participle stealing past tense stole UK [stəʊl] / US [stoʊl] past participle stolen UK [ˈstəʊlən] / US [ˈstoʊlən] *** Other ways of saying …

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  • 16 steal — ▪ I. steal steal 1 [stiːl] verb stole PASTTENSE [stəʊl ǁ stoʊl] stolen PASTPART [ˈstəʊlən ǁ ˈstoʊ ] 1. [intransitive, transitive] to take something that belongs to someone, without their permission: steal from …

    Financial and business terms

  • 17 steal — 1 /sti:l/ verb past tense stole, past participle stolen / stUln stoU / 1 TAKE STH (I, T) to take something that belongs to someone else (+ from): Some drug users steal from their own families to finance their habit. | steal sth: Sean has a long… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 steal — steal1 [ stil ] (past tense stole [ stoul ] ; past participle sto|len [ stoulən ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take something that belongs to someone else without permission: jailed for three years for stealing cars steal from:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 steal — I. verb (stole; stolen; stealing) Etymology: Middle English stelen, from Old English stelan; akin to Old High German stelan to steal Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a… …

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  • 20 steal — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to give surreptitiously ) to steal at (to steal a glance at smb.) 2) (D; intr., tr.) ( to take illegally ) to steal from (to steal from the rich; he stole money from his employer) 3) (d; intr.) ( to depart silently ) to steal… …

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