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steal
British English: /stiːl/
American English: /stil/

Translation of steal in Italian:

noun

[informal]
  • 1 (bargain)the watch was a steal!
    l'orologio è stato un vero affare!
    5 dollars, that's a steal!
    5 dollari, è un'occasione da non perdere!

transitive verb pass. stole p.pass. stolen

  • 1 (thieve)
    rubare (from somebody a qualcuno)
  • 2 [figurative] (take surreptitiously)to steal a few minutes' sleep to steal a few minutes' peace
    concedersi qualche minuto di riposo o di pace
    to steal the credit for something
    prendersi il merito di qualcosa
    to steal a glance at something
    guardare furtivamente qualcosa
    to steal a kiss
    rubare un bacio

intransitive verb pass. stole p.pass. stolen

Idioms

to steal a march on somebody

battere qualcuno sul tempo

to steal the show

(Theatre)

she stole the show

[figurative]
ha monopolizzato l'attenzione

to steal a scene from somebody

(Theatre, Cinema)
rubare la scena a qualcuno

Phrasal verbs

steal away

(person)
sgattaiolare (via) (from fuori da)

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