Share this entry


Synonyms of steal in English:


  • 1 the burglars stole a fax machine
    purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, run off with, abscond with, carry off, shoplift;
    informal walk off with, rob, swipe, snatch, nab, rip off, lift, “liberate”, “borrow”, filch, pinch, heist
    British informal nick
    formal peculate
  • 2 his work was stolen by his tutor
    plagiarize, copy, pass off as one's own, pirate, poach, borrow
    informal rip off, lift, pinch, crib
    British informal nick
  • 3 he stole a kiss
    snatch, sneak, get stealthily/surreptitiously
  • 4 he stole out of the room
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • 1 at $30 it's a steal See bargain (sense 1 of the noun)
  • Word links

    kleptomania a recurrent urge to steal things
    Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.