steal

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Verb[change]

Plain form
steal

Third person singular
steals

Simple past
stole

Past participle
stolen

Present participle
stealing

  1. If you steal, you take somebody's money or things without their permission.
    The thief stole the diamond ring.
  2. (baseball) If you steal a base you run to it before the ball was hit.

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Noun[change]

Singular
steal

Plural
steals

  1. (countable) A steal is a good deal. It is when you pay so little money you almost did not pay.
    At just $2 each these T-shirts as a real steal.
  2. (countable), (baseball) A steal is when someone runs to a base before the ball is hit.