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Definition 1: a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch) - [noun denoting act]

(steal is a kind of ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: an advantageous purchase - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where steal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she got a bargain at the auction
  • the stock was a real buy at that price

Synonyms for steal in the sense of this definition

(steal is a kind of ...) something acquired by purchase

(... is a kind of steal ) a very small sum

"he bought it for a song"

(... is a kind of steal ) a bargain rate for travellers on commercial routes (usually air routes)

Definition 3: steal a base - [verb of competition]

(steal is a kind of ...) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

"The home team was gaining ground" "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference" "win points"

(steal belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 4: move stealthily - [verb of motion]

Samples where steal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship slipped away in the darkness

Synonyms for steal in the sense of this definition

(steal is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 5: take without the owner's consent - [verb of possession]

Samples where steal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Someone stole my wallet on the train
  • This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation

Synonyms for steal in the sense of this definition

(steal is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of steal ) take illegally; of intellectual property

"This writer plundered from famous authors"

(... is a kind of steal ) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

(... is a kind of steal ) take without permission

"he walked off with my wife!" "The thief walked off with my gold watch"

(... is a kind of steal ) take by theft

"Someone snitched my wallet!"

(... is a kind of steal ) take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

"The burglars robbed him of all his money"

(... is a kind of steal ) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

"The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"

(... is a kind of steal ) take unlawfully

(... is a kind of steal ) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

(... is a kind of steal ) copy illegally; of published material

(... is a kind of steal ) steal in a store

(... is a kind of steal ) take illegally

"rustle cattle"

(... is a kind of steal ) make off with belongings of others

(... is a kind of steal ) commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling

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