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steal

 
 
pronunciation:
stil
parts of speech:
verb, verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: steals, stealing, stole, stolen
definition 1: to take from another without permission or right.
Someone stole my bicycle.
 
synonyms:
take
similar words:
appropriate, capture, embezzle, hijack, liberate, lift, loot, palm, plunder, poach, pocket, rip off, rob
definition 2: to get in a clever or secret way.
She stole a glance at the comic book.
synonyms:
sneak
similar words:
catch, grab, snatch
definition 3: to run safely to while the pitcher is throwing to the batter.
He was thrown out while trying to steal home.
 
part of speech: verb
definition: to move secretly or without being noticed (usually followed by "in," "out," or "away").
He stole away from the party and went home.The cat found an open window to the warm house and stole in.
synonyms:
slide, slip, sneak
similar words:
creep, elapse, glide, lurk, prowl, tiptoe
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) something bought at a very low price; bargain.
At this low price the car is a steal.
synonyms:
bargain
definition 2: an act of stealing a base in baseball.
He had three steals in the game.
derivation: stealer (n.)
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