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

Translation of steal in Italian:


  • 1 (bargain) See examples:the watch was a steal!
    l'orologio è stato un vero affare!
    5 dollars, that's a steal!
    5 dollari, è un'occasione da non perdere!

transitive verb pass. stole p.pass. stolen

  • 1 (thieve)
    from somebody a qualcuno
  • 2 [figurative] (take surreptitiously) See examples:to steal a few minutes' sleep to steal a few minutes' peace
    concedersi qualche minuto di riposo o di pace
    to steal the credit for something
    prendersi il merito di qualcosa
    to steal a glance at something
    guardare furtivamente qualcosa
    to steal a kiss
    rubare un bacio

intransitive verb pass. stole p.pass. stolen

  • 2 (creep) See examples:to steal into a room to steal out of a room to steal up on somebody
    avvicinarsi furtivamente a qualcuno
    a sad expression stole across her face [figurative]
    un velo di tristezza le scese sul volto
    the light stole through the curtains
    la luce filtrava dalle tende


to steal a march on somebody

battere qualcuno sul tempo

to steal the show


she stole the show

ha monopolizzato l'attenzione

to steal a scene from somebody

(Theatre, Cinema)
rubare la scena a qualcuno

Phrasal verbs

steal away

from fuori da

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