stealverb [I or T]uk us /stiːl/ (stole, stolen)
steal verb [I or T] (TAKE)
- Employees who steal are dismissed automatically.
- He knew it was wrong to steal, but the money just lying there was too great a temptation.
- They stole jewellery valued at £50 000 .
- Thieves broke into the safe and stole everything in it.
- She stole the shoes from right under the assistant's nose.
steal verb [I or T] (DO QUICKLY)