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steal

steal

 
pronunciation:
stil
parts of speech:
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 move secretly or without being noticed (usually followed by "in," "from," or "away").
He stole away from the party and went home.
similar words:
slide, slip, sneak
definition 4: to run safely to while the pitcher is throwing to the batter.
He was thrown out while trying to steal home.
 
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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