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

Translation of steal in Spanish:

transitive verb past tense stole past participle stolen

  • 1 1.1 (object/idea)
    hurtar [formal]
    to steal something from somebody
    robarle algo a alguien
    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 mundo
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (sneak) [literary]to steal a kiss from somebody
    robarle un beso a alguien
    to steal a glance at something/somebody
    echar una mirada furtiva a algo/alguien
    mirar algo/a alguien de soslayo
    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.
  • 2
    also: stolen past participle
    2.2 [literary]

intransitive verb past tense stole past participle stolen

  • 1
    hurtar [formal]
    he was convicted of stealing
    lo condenaron por robo
  • 2 (go stealthily) (+ adverb complement) to steal away or off 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 somebody
    acercarse sigilosamente a alguien
    night had stolen up on the hikers
    la noche había sorprendido a los excursionistas


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