Translation of steal in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense stole past participle stolen
- 1 1.1 to steal something
fromsomebodyrobarle algoshe stole it from Peter aalguiense lo robó a Peterhe stole some money from the tillrobó dinero de la cajashe let Maria steal her man awaydejó que Maria le robara el novio ( or el marido etc)his little brother stole all the attentionsu hermanito acaparó la atención de todo el mundoExample sentences1.2 (sneak) [literary]to steal a kiss from somebody
robarle un beso a alguiento steal a glance at something/somebodyechar una mirada furtiva a algo/alguien
- 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.
mirar algo/a alguien de soslayo
- 2also: stolen past participle2.1(money/property)2.2 [literary]
- 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 past tense stole past participle stolen
- 2 (go stealthily) (+ adverb complement) to steal away o off they stole into the roomentraron en la habitación a hurtadillasa feeling of melancholy stole over her
entraron sigilosamente en la habitaciónla invadió una sensación de melancolíato steal up on somebodyacercarse sigilosamente a alguiennight had stolen up on the hikersla noche había sorprendido a los excursionistasExample sentences
- 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.
- [colloquial] (no plural)ganga (feminine) [colloquial]
regalo (masculine) [colloquial]
pichincha (feminine) (River Plate area) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Only seven left, and at just £10 a pop, an absolute steal.
- I know it's a lot, but for an established information brokerage with underworld contacts and everything it's an absolute steal.
- At the price of $34.00, this rare item is an absolute steal.
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