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

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  • 1 at $30 it's a steal See bargain (sense 1) of the noun)
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    kleptomania a recurrent urge to steal things

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