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English definition of “steal”


verb [I/T] (TAKE AWAY)   /stil/ (past tense stole  /stoʊl/, past participle stolen  /ˈstoʊ·lən/)
to take something without the permission or knowledge of the owner and keep it or use it: [T] They broke into cars to steal the radios. [T] He never paid me back, so basically he ended up stealing a hundred dollars from me. To steal is also to do something quickly while trying not to be seen doing it: [I always + adv/prep] to steal out of a room [T] She stole a glance at her watch.
(Definition of steal verb (TAKE AWAY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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