US: /ˈstiɫ/
UK: /stˈiːl/

English Vietnamese dictionary

steal /sti:l/
  • ngoại động từ stole; stolen
    • ăn cắp, ăn trộm
    • lấy bất thình lình, làm vụng trộm; khéo chiếm được (bằng thủ đoạn kín đáo...)
      • to steal a kiss: hôn trộm
      • to steal away someone's heart: khéo chiếm được cảm tình của ai (bằng thủ đoạn kín đáo...)
  • nội động từ
    • lẻn, đi lén
      • to steal out of the room: lẻn ra khỏi phòng
      • to steal into the house: lẻn vào trong nhà
    • to steal away
      • lẻn, đi lén
    • khéo chiếm được (cảm tình của ai bằng thủ đoạn kín đáo...)
    • to steal by
      • lẻn đến cạnh, lẻn đến bên
    • to steal in
      • lẻn vào, lén vào
    • to steal out
      • lén thoát, chuồn khỏi
    • to steal up
      • lẻn đến gần
    • to steal someone's thunder
      • phỗng tay trên ai

Advanced English dictionary

verb, noun
+ verb (stole )
1 ~ (sth) (from sb/sth) to take sth from a person, shop/store, etc. without permission and without intending to return it or pay for it: [V] We found out he'd been stealing from us for years. + I'll report you to the police if I catch you stealing again. + [VN] My wallet was stolen. + I had my wallet stolen. + Thieves stole jewellery worth over £10 000. + It's a crime to handle stolen goods. + (figurative) to steal sb's ideas
2 [V +adv./prep.] to move secretly and quietly so that other people do not notice you: She stole out of the room so as not to wake the baby. + (figurative) A chill stole over her body.
3 [VN] (in baseball) to run to the next BASE before another player from your team hits the ball, so that you are closer to scoring: He tried to steal second base but was out.
Idioms: steal a glance / look (at sb/sth) (written) to look at sb/sth quickly so that nobody sees you doing it
steal sb's heart (literary) to make sb fall in love with you
steal a kiss (from sb) (literary) to kiss sb suddenly or secretly
steal a march (on sb) [no passive] (written) to gain an advantage over sb by doing sth before them: The company is looking at ways to steal a march on its European competitors.
steal the show [no passive] to attract more attention and praise than other people in a particular situation: As always, the children stole the show. + British bands stole the show at this year's awards.
steal sb's thunder to get the attention, success, etc. that sb else was expecting, usually by saying or doing what they had intended to say or do
+ noun (AmE) (in baseball) the act of running to another BASE while the PITCHER is throwing the ball
Idioms: be a steal (especially AmE) to be for sale at an unexpectedly low price: This suit is a steal at $80.

(table)steal / rob / burgle / thief / robber / burglar
Object of verb: bank, public building - Thieves robbed a bank last night. + Thieves stole a bank last night. + Thieves burgled a bank last night.
money, property - My wallet was stolen. + My wallet was robbed. + My wallet was burgled.
person - I've been robbed. + I've been burgled (= my house). + I've been stolen.
office, house, etc. - Our house was burgled. + Our house was stolen. + Our house was robbed.
Steal. You can also steal from somebody: He had been stealing from his employer for years.
Rob. You can also be robbed of something: She was robbed of all her money and clothes.
Burgle. This is BrE. AmE is burglarize.
Look also at the verb MUG.
A thief is a person who steals things, especially secretly and without using violence. A burglar is a person who gets into a house, office, etc., especially by force, in order to steal things. A robber is a person who steals property from a person or public place, especially using violence.
Look also at MUGGER.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 take (away), appropriate, filch, shoplift, pilfer, purloin, make or walk off or away with, get away with; embezzle, misappropriate, peculate; Colloq lift, pinch, hook, snitch, borrow, US boost, liberate, heist, hijack, Slang swipe, Brit nick, prig, US hoist:
The thieves stole only the emeralds, leaving the diamonds. The bookkeeper stole the money by diverting it into his own account.
2 plagiarize, pirate, copy, imitate, appropriate, usurp, take:
He claims that the story of the film was stolen from his short story.
3 sneak, creep, slip, tiptoe, prowl, lurk, skulk, Colloq pussyfoot:
Silently, we stole into the garden at the rear of the house.
4 bargain, (good) buy, Colloq give-away:
At that price, the rug was a steal!

Concise English dictionary

+an advantageous purchase
+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)
+take without the owner's consent
+move stealthily
+steal a base