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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,
  • steal

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)
  • steal


1. Take without the owner's consent

  • "Someone stole my wallet on the train"
  • "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
  • steal

2. Move stealthily

  • "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  • steal,
  • slip

3. Steal a base

  • steal

Examples of using

The English articles are bread-and-butter important. For instance, if I ask my English friend to hold my bag for a while, and then ask to give it back by saying "Give me bag", he'll probably steal the bag of the man standing around because he didn't understand which bag was meant.
He is a person you can go and steal horses with.
Did you really steal this food?