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English noun: steal

1. steal (possession) an advantageous purchase


SamplesShe got a bargain at the auction.
The stock was a real buy at that price.


Synonymsbargain, buy


Broader (hypernym)purchase


Narrower (hyponym)song, travel bargain

2. steal (act) a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)


Broader (hypernym)baseball, baseball game


English verb: steal

1. steal (possession) take without the owner's consent


SamplesSomeone stole my wallet on the train.
This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation.


ExamplesThey steal the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)abstract, bag, burglarise, burglarize, burgle, cabbage, cop, defalcate, embezzle, filch, glom, heist, hook, hook, hustle, knock off, lift, lift, lift, loot, malversate, misappropriate, nobble, peculate, pilfer, pinch, pirate, plagiarise, plagiarize, pluck, plunder, pocket, purloin, rob, roll, rustle, shoplift, snarf, sneak, snitch, swipe, thieve, walk off

2. steal (motion) move stealthily


SamplesThe ship slipped away in the darkness.


Synonymsslip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

3. steal (competition) steal a base


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game









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