Associations to the word «Steal»


STEAL, verb. (transitive) To take illegally, or without the owner's permission, something owned by someone else.
STEAL, verb. (transitive) (of ideas, words, music, a look, credit, etc.) To appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgement.
STEAL, verb. (transitive) To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.
STEAL, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To acquire at a low price.
STEAL, verb. (transitive) To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.
STEAL, verb. (intransitive) To move silently or secretly.
STEAL, verb. To withdraw or convey (oneself) clandestinely.
STEAL, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To advance safely to (another base) during the delivery of a pitch, without the aid of a hit, walk, passed ball, wild pitch, or defensive indifference.
STEAL, verb. (sports) (transitive) () To dispossess
STEAL, noun. The act of stealing.
STEAL, noun. A piece of merchandise available at a very attractive price.
STEAL, noun. (basketball) (ice hockey) A situation in which a defensive player actively takes possession of the ball or puck from the opponent's team.
STEAL, noun. (baseball) A stolen base.
STEAL, noun. (curling) Scoring in an end without the hammer.
STEAL, noun. (computing) A policy in database systems that a database follows which allows a transaction to be written on nonvolatile storage before its commit occurs
STEAL A GLANCE, verb. To look quickly at someone or something, hoping that nobody notices the action.
STEAL A MARCH, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To gain an advantage unobserved.
STEAL A MARCH, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To start early.
STEAL AWAY, verb. (intransitive) to leave secretively
STEAL ONE'S THUNDER, verb. (idiomatic) To appropriate one's ideas or information, typically in order to look better at one's expense.
STEAL ONE'S THUNDER, verb. (idiomatic) To detract from one's accomplishments or glory; to undermine.
STEAL THE SHOW, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (entertainment) To be the best performer during a performance.

Dictionary definition

STEAL, noun. An advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price".
STEAL, noun. 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).
STEAL, verb. Take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation".
STEAL, verb. Move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness".
STEAL, verb. Steal a base.

Wise words

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
Dan Quayle