Pronunciation: stēl
n.1.A handle; a stale, or stele.
v. t.1.To take, and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another.
[imp. Stole (stōl); p. p. Stolen (stō"l'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Stealing.]
2.To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.
He will steal himself into a man's favor.
- Shak.
3.To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
- 2 Sam. xv. 6.
4.To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; - with away.
5.To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
To steal a march
to march in a covert way; to gain an advantage unobserved; - formerly followed by of, but now by on or upon, and sometimes by over; as, to steal a march upon one's political rivals.
v. i.1.To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.
Thou shalt not steal.
- Ex. xx. 15.
2.To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.
From whom you now must steal, and take no leave.
- Shak.
Noun1.Stealsteal - an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
Synonyms: buy, bargain
2.steal - a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)
Verb1.steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
2.steal - move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
Synonyms: slip
3.steal - steal a base
4.steal - to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
Synonyms: mouse, pussyfoot, sneak, creep
abstract, acquire, adopt, advantageous purchase, and, annex, appropriate, assume, bag, bargain, boost, borrow, burglary, cabbage, caper, catch up, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, clench, clinch, clout, clutch, collar, coon, cop, copy, couch, crawl, creep, crib, crook, defraud, derive from, drain off, draw off, embrace, extort, filch, fleece, frisk, get, get away with, get hold of, glide, glom on to, go on tiptoe, good buy, good pennyworth, grab, grab hold of, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, grovel, gumshoe, heist, hijack, hoist, hook, hug, imitate, inch, inch along, infringe, job, larceny, lay hands on, lay hold of, lay wait, liberate, lie in wait, lift, lurk, make off with, make use of, misappropriate, mock, mooch, mouse, nab, nail, nick, nightwalk, nip, nip up, pad, palm, partake, peculate, pennyworth, pillage, pinch, pirate, plagiarize, plunder, poach, pocket, possess, prig, prowl, purloin, purloining, pussyfoot, receive, rifle, rip-off, robbery, run away with, rustle, scrabble, scramble, scrounge, seize, shadow, shanghai, shirk, sidle, simulate, skulk, slide, slink, slip, snake, snap up, snare, snatch, sneak, snitch, stalk, steal along, stealage, stealing, swindle, take, take away, take by assault, take by storm, take hold of, take on, take over, take possession, theft, thieve, thievery, thieving, tippytoe, tiptoe, touch, usurp, vulture, walk off with, whip up, worm, worm along
Translate Steal to Spanish, Translate Steal to German, Translate Steal to French
steady down
Steady rest
steak and kidney pie
steak au poivre
steak knife
steak sauce
steak tartare
-- Steal --
steal away
stealth aircraft
stealth bomber
stealth fighter
steam bath
Steam blower
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