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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.


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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