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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.
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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