Definition of 'steal'
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There are whoops of joy when defendants accused of receiving stolen goods are freed from prison. The Sun (2011)He was arrested for allegedly handling stolen goods. The Sun (2011)The show was nearly stolen from the two captains by a former one. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They may say the car is a steal but expect to knock them down further. The Sun (2006)Then they drove victims to banks to get cash or stole from their homes. The Sun (2015)Plants are the most stolen items followed by garden gadgets and furniture. The Sun (2016)What is wrong with stealing the secrets of the successful? Times, Sunday Times (2007)They say he made up the allegation after stealing money from them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now he is hoping to steal a march on his rivals for the team. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was acquitted of handling stolen goods. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was as if he were trying to steal the show in each case. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She arrives just as a stolen car leads to a footballer suspected of playing away. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Neither the thief nor the stolen items have been found. The Sun (2015)He also wants more protection from rival companies which try to steal his secrets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The man claimed he stole money to pay for his addiction to cocaine. Christianity Today (2000)But on his very first day a thief steals the bicycle essential for the job. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Companies are trying to steal a march on their rivals by making it easier to use their services. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The robbers allegedly stole 2,500 in cash from him. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To stop them fighting for good, she takes the stolen cash and sets fire to it! The Sun (2009)He admitted handling stolen goods and was jailed for 20 months. The Sun (2012)They allegedly stole a set of keys and lived in the detached three-bed home for almost a month. The Sun (2014)
Synonyms of 'steal'
bargain, good deal, good value, good buy
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Translations for 'steal'
British English: steal /stiːl/ VERB
If you steal something from someone, you take it away from them without their permission and without intending to return it.
He was accused of stealing a small boy's bicycle.
The boy lied and stole.
- American English: steal
- Arabic: يَسْرِقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: roubar
- Chinese: 偷窃
- Croatian: ukrasti
- Czech: ukrást
- Danish: stjæle
- Dutch: stelen
- European Spanish: hurtar
- Finnish: varastaa
- French: voler dérober
- German: stehlen
- Greek: κλέβω
- Italian: rubare
- Japanese: 盗む
- Korean: 훔치다
- Norwegian: stjele
- Polish: ukraść
- European Portuguese: roubar
- Romanian: a fura
- Russian: красть
- Spanish: hurtar
- Swedish: stjäla
- Thai: ลักขโมย
- Turkish: çalmak
- Ukrainian: красти
- Vietnamese: ăn cắp
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