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English definition of “steal”

steal

verb [I or T]     /stiːl/ (stole, stolen)
to take something without the permission of its owner: Employees who steal are dismissed automatically. The number of cars which are stolen every year has risen.steal (sth) from sb She admitted stealing the money from her employers.
steal a march on sb to get an advantage over someone by acting before they do: Our chief competitor managed to steal a march on us by bringing out their software ahead of ours.
(Definition of steal verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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