Steal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stiːl|  American pronunciation of the word steal
Brit.  |stiːl|  British pronunciation of the word steal
irregular verb:  p.t. — stole  p.p. — stolen

noun

- an advantageous purchase (syn: bargain, buy)
- 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)

verb

- take without the owner's consent (syn: rip)
- move stealthily (syn: slip)
- steal a base

Examples

They stole thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry from the store.

He discovered that his car had been stolen.

The store manager accused the boy of stealing.

I stole a cookie from the cookie jar.

They stole our best pitcher away from our team.

His outstanding performance stole the show.

This car is a steal at only $5,000.

He has 40 steals this season.

a nifty steal by the defender

They've stolen our liberty.

Jim stole away without anyone seeing him.

I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts.

Boys broke into a shop and stole £45 in cash.

He stole money from his parents.

He'd stolen the flowers from our garden.

Phrasal verbs

steal away  — leave furtively and stealthily

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: steal
he/she/it: steals
present participle: stealing
past tense: stole
past participle: stolen
noun
singular: steal
plural: steals
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