transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense of/pasado de stole past participle of/participio pasado de, stolen)
- 1 1.1 [object/idea] robar, hurtar [formal] to steal sth
fromsb robarle algo aalgn she stole it from Peter se lo robó a Peter he stole some money from the till robó dinero de la caja she let Maria steal her man away dejó que Maria le robara el novio ( or el marido etc) his little brother stole all the attention su hermanito acaparó la atención de todo el mundoMore example sentences1.2 (sneak) [literary/literario] to steal a kiss from sb robarle un beso a algn to steal a glance at sth/sb echar una mirada furtiva a algo/algn, mirar algo/a algn de soslayo
- Now, there's nothing wrong with recycling an idea from an artist you admire, so long as you're not simply stealing that idea and passing it off as your own.
- Not only that, they are more likely to take bribes, sleep their way to the top, steal the ideas of a colleague and pass them off as their own or to resort to character assassination.
- ‘We're not giving the details out at present because if we did that, others would steal the ideas before we launched,’ said Spowart.
- 2(stolen past participle of/participio pasado de)2.1 [money/property] robado 2.2 [literary/literario] [moments/pleasures] robado, escamoteadoMore example sentences
- In instances where property is stolen, thieves can and will be traced, and dealt with accordingly.
- A 72-year-old grandfather has been convicted after police investigating a ram-raid gang found stolen property at his home.
- Documents, purses and property were stolen in a spate of attacks.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de stole past participle of/participio pasado de, stolen)
- 2 (go stealthily) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) to steal away o off escabullirse* they stole into the room entraron en la habitación a hurtadillas, entraron sigilosamente en la habitación a feeling of melancholy stole over her la invadió una sensación de melancolía to steal up on sb acercarse* sigilosamente a algn night had stolen up on the hikers la noche había sorprendido a los excursionistasMore example sentences
- He stole quietly into Mass at St Aidan's in Enniscorthy, and did not concelebrate the Easter homily at 12.30 yesterday on Roe Street in Wexford town.
- I'd stolen quietly toward her door deciding almost in mirthful amusement that she might indeed be napping.
- Quietly, she stole out of bed and made her way to the door.
- [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) ganga (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], regalo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], pichincha (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.