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English definition of “steal”

steal

verb   /stil/ (past tense stole, past participle stolen)
A2 to secretly take something that belongs to someone else : Burglars broke into the house and stole a computer .
(Definition of steal verb from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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