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steal

verb
 
 
/stiːl/ ( past tense stole, past participle stolen)
A2 [I, T] to secretly take something that does not belong to you, without intending to return it: Burglars broke into the house and stole a computer. stolen carsStealing
steal away/in/out, etc to move somewhere quietly and secretlyMoving to avoid being seen
Translations of “steal”
in Korean 훔치다…
in Arabic يَسْرِق…
in French voler, dérober, aller furtivement…
in Turkish çalmak, aşırmak, yürütmek…
in Italian rubare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拿, 偷,竊…
in Russian красть…
in Polish kraść, ukraść…
in Spanish robar, lanzar una mirada, retirarse ( habitación…
in Portuguese roubar, furtar…
in German stehlen, verstohlen, sich stehlen…
in Catalan robar…
in Japanese ~を盗む…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拿, 偷,窃…
(Definition of steal from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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