Meaning & Definition of Steal in English
1. An advantageous purchase
- "She got a bargain at the auction"
- "The stock was a real buy at that price"
- bargain ,
- buy ,
2. 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)
1. Take without the owner's consent
- "Someone stole my wallet on the train"
- "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
2. Move stealthily
- "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
- steal ,
3. Steal a base
Examples of using
We steal stuff.
You steal stuff, don't you?
I steal stuff.
It’s a steal.
I can teach you how to steal.
If I saw a boy steal something in the supermarket, I would report him to the manager.
He that will lie, will steal.
She was captured trying to steal jewelry.
She was caught red-handed trying to steal a necklace.
It is bad to steal.
It is wrong to steal.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Hunger drove him to steal.
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