Stealing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstiːlɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word stealing
Brit.  |ˈstiːlɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word stealing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to steal

noun

- the act of taking something from someone unlawfully (syn: larceny, theft, thievery, thieving)
- avoiding detection by moving carefully (syn: stealth)

Examples

The store manager accused the boy of stealing.

He was transported for stealing.

A government official has been accused of stealing from the nation's treasury.

The employee admitted to stealing the money.

...a thief has been stealing wallets and valuables from the lockers at the gym...

She was sent to Borstal for stealing cars.

...in my mind illegally downloading a music file is coequal to stealing a CD from a store...

The character in the movie had no moral compass to tell him that stealing was wrong.

The policeman brought in two boys whom he had caught stealing.

A chap called Bates got bunked for stealing.

He was capable of stealing.

The boy was cleared of the charge of stealing.

You have abased yourself by stealing from a poor old man.

By going to the club Patrick fell among a bad group of people and started stealing people's money.

A flatness of mind was gradually stealing upon me.

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