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Definizione monolingua e traduzione steal

Inglese grammatica



steal (third-person singular simple present steals, present participle stealing, simple past stole, past participle stolen)

  1. (transitive) To illegally, or without the owners permission, take possession of something by surreptitiously taking or carrying it away.
    The government agents stole my identity.
    Three irreplaceable paintings were stolen from the gallery.
  2. (transitive) To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.
  3. (copyright law, chiefly informal, transitive) To copy copyright-protected work without permission.
  4. (transitive, colloquial) To acquire at a low price.
    He stole the car for two thousand less than its book value.
  5. (transitive) To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.
  6. (intransitive) To move silently or secretly.
    He stole across the room, trying not to wake her.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacobs Room Chapter 1
      ""Did he take his bottle well?"" Mrs. Flanders whispered, and Rebecca nodded and went to the cot and turned down the quilt, and Mrs. Flanders bent over and looked anxiously at the baby, asleep, but frowning. The window shook, and Rebecca stole like a cat and wedged it.
    • 2011 October 23, Phil McNulty, “Man Utd 1 - 6 Man City”, BBC Sport:
      Uniteds hopes of mounting a serious response suffered a blow within two minutes of the restart when Evans, who had endured a miserable afternoon, lost concentration and allowed Balotelli to steal in behind him. The defenders only reaction was to haul the Italian down, resulting in an inevitable red card.
  7. (transitive, baseball) To advance safely to (another base) during the delivery of a pitch, without the aid of a hit, walk, passed ball, wild pitch, or defensive indifference.
  8. (sports, transitive) To dispossess
    • 2011 February 12, Les Roopanarine, “Birmingham 1 - 0 Stoke”, BBC:
      However, until Gardner stole the ball from Dean Whitehead in the centre circle with the half-hour approaching, setting off on a run which culminated with a testing long-range shot - with debutant Obafemi Martins lurking, Begovic gathered at the second time of asking - Stoke looked the more credible contenders to break the deadlock.

steal (plural steals)

  1. The act of stealing.
  2. A piece of merchandise available at a very attractive price.
    At this price, this car is a steal.
  3. (basketball, field hockey) A situation in which a defensive player actively takes possession of the ball or puck from the opponents team.
  4. (baseball) A stolen base.
  5. (curling) Scoring in an end without the hammer.
  6. (computing) A policy in database systems that a database follows which allows a transaction to be written on nonvolatile storage before its commit occurs
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