Translation of steal in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /stiːl/

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 from sb robarle algo a algn 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
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    • 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/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
  • 2
    (stolen past participle of/participio pasado de)
    2.1 [money/property] robado 2.2 [literary/literario] [moments/pleasures] robado, escamoteado
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    • 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 excursionistas
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    • 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.

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