To steal is to take something, especially something that does not belong to you or to do something in a quick way, hoping not to be noticed.(verb)
The definition of a steal is a great bargain or the act of taking goods that don't belong to you.(noun)
An example of a steal is an expensive designer bag you get at a garage sale for $2.
See steal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME stelen < OE stælan, akin to Ger stehlen, prob. altered < IE base *ster-, to rob > Gr sterein, to rob
See steal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb stole stole (stōl), sto·len (stōˈlən), steal·ing, steals verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English stelen
Origin: , from Old English stelan.
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