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English definition of “steal”

steal

verb [I or T] (TAKE)    /stiːl/ (stole, stolen)
A2 to take something without the permission or knowledge of the owner and keep it: She admitted stealing the money from her employers. The number of cars which are stolen every year has risen. They were so poor they had to steal in order to eat.Stealing Grammar:Rob or steal?Rob and steal both mean ‘take something from someone without permission’.See more
(Definition of steal verb (TAKE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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