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Steal Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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)
  • an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
  • steal a base
  • move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  • to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor''s house"
  • take without the owner''s consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price" ,
  • 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)

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Steal Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Theft is a crime. It is when one person or group takes from another person, business, or state any object, money, service, or information without permission. A person who has been convicted of theft may be called a thief. However, the practice of engaging in theft is also called stealing. There are many different types of theft, such as burglary, armed robbery and shoplifting.

Theft is also known as permanent borrowing.

Stealing is a basic crime, and is illegal almost everywhere. Thieves steal things sometimes because they want to have something for themselves, or because they want to sell something for money. Sometimes thieves will come up with plans to rob a store, bank, house, or person, and sometimes they will just see a chance to steal something and take it.

When thieves steal things for money, they usually pick cars, electronics, laptops, or other things they can sell easily. Sometimes thieves use pawn shops to sell things easily to someone who will not ask questions.



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'Steal' example sentence in quotations


* Will We're going to steal a ship That ship Jack Commandeer. We're going to commandeer that ship. Nautical term. - Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

* About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. - Josh Billings

* We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's. - Henry Ward Beecher


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Steal Sample Sentences in News


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