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1. steal

verb. ['ˈstiːl'] take without the owner's consent.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • fall
  • lower
  • worsen
  • begin

Etymology

  • stelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stelan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Steal

  • pospisil
  • mendivil
  • automobile
  • zavadil
  • villarreal
  • villamil
  • vandriel
  • becerril
  • vantil
  • vanheel
  • puerile
  • pierceall
  • mczeal
  • mcniel
  • mcneill
  • mcneil
  • mcneel
  • mcneal
  • mcgreal
  • mcdeal
  • macneill
  • macneil
  • macneal
  • jabril
  • genteel
  • corniel
  • corneal
  • congeal
  • conceal
  • braziel

How do you pronounce steal?

Pronounce steal as stil.

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Sentences with steal


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
These branches steal important nutrients meant for the rest of the tree.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The feeder is constructed from 1 1/2-inch square steel tubing, 20inch round steal pipe and 20-gauge sheet metal.

3. Verb, base form
They come to the surface more often than moles and may even steal your prize cucumbers.

Quotes about steal


1. All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
- Jesus Christ

2. Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

3. There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.
- Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

2. steal

verb. ['ˈstiːl'] move stealthily.

Synonyms

  • slip

Antonyms

  • continue
  • enable

Etymology

  • stelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stelan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. steal

verb. ['ˈstiːl'] steal a base.

Synonyms

  • gain
  • pull ahead
  • make headway
  • win
  • get ahead
  • advance

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • unfasten
  • unhook
  • mark up

Etymology

  • stelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stelan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. steal

noun. ['ˈstiːl'] 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).

Synonyms

  • baseball game

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • uncoil

Etymology

  • stelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stelan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. steal

noun. ['ˈstiːl'] an advantageous purchase.

Synonyms

  • song
  • travel bargain
  • purchase
  • buy

Antonyms

  • stay
  • linger
  • dissuade
  • undercharge

Etymology

  • stelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stelan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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