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Main Entry: 1steal
Pronunciation: primarystressstemacron(schwa)l
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): stole /primarystressstomacrl/; sto·len /primarystressstomacr-lschwan/; steal·ing
1 : to come or go secretly or quietly <stole out of the room>
2 a : to take and carry away without right and with the intention of keeping the property of another : ROB b : to take in a sneaky way and without permission <steal a kiss> c : to take entirely to oneself or beyond one's proper share <steal the show>
3 a : SMUGGLE 2 b : to accomplish or get in a concealed or unobserved manner <steal a nap>
4 a : to seize, gain, or win by trickery, skill, or daring <the basketball player stole the ball> b : to gain a base in baseball by running without the aid of a hit or an error
- steal·er noun
- steal one's thunder : to grab attention from another especially by presenting an idea or plan first; also : to claim credit for another's idea

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