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Definition of Steal


  1. A handle; a stale, or stele.
  2. To take and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another.
  3. To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.
  4. To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
  5. To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; -- with away.
  6. To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
  7. To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.
  8. To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.

Steal Quotations

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.
Theodore Roosevelt

The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.
William Shakespeare

All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus Christ

It takes discipline not to let social media steal your time.
Alexis Ohanian

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. Eliot
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Steal Translations

steal in Afrikaans is steel
steal in Dutch is sluipen
steal in Finnish is varastaa
steal in German is stehlen
steal in Italian is sotrarre, rubare
steal in Latin is abigo, latrocinor, corripio
steal in Norwegian is stjele
steal in Portuguese is roube
steal in Spanish is hurtar, robar, sonsacar
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