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

Translation of steal in French:

noun

[informal]
  • (bargain) See examples: the watch was a steal!
    cette montre était une super affaire (informal)!
    5 dollars, that's a steal!
    5 dollars, c'est donné!

transitive verb prét stole pp stolen

  • 1 (thieve)
    from somebody à quelqu'un
  • 2 [figurative] (take surreptitiously) See examples: to steal a few minutes sleep/peace
    s'offrir en douce quelque minutes de sommeil/de paix
    to steal the credit for something
    s'attribuer le mérite de quelque chose
    to steal a glance at something
    jeter un coup d'œil à quelque chose
    to steal a kiss
    voler un baiser
    to steal a scene from somebody
    (Theatre, Cinema)
    voler la vedette à quelqu'un

intransitive verb prét stole pp stolen

  • 1 (thieve) to steal from somebody
    voler quelqu'un
    to steal from a car/house
    cambrioler une voiture/maison
    our luggage was stolen from the car
    on nous a volé nos bagages dans la voiture
  • 2 (creep) [literal]to steal into/out of the room
    entrer dans/quitter la pièce subrepticement
    to steal up on somebody
    s'approcher de quelqu'un subrepticement
    [figurative]a sad expression stole across her face
    une expression triste passa furtivement sur son visage
    the light stole through the curtains
    la lumière filtrait à travers les rideaux

Idioms

to steal a march on somebody

prendre quelqu'un de vitesse

to steal the show

(Theatre)
éclipser tout le monde
she stole the show
on n'a eu d'yeux que pour elle

Phrasal verbs

steal away

(person)
s'esquiver
from de

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