Definition for STEAL

STEAL, v.i.

  1. To withdraw or pass privily; to slip along or away unperceived. Fixed of mind to fly all company, one night she stole away. – Sidney. From whom you now must steal and take no leave. – Shak. A soft and solemn breathing sound / Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, / And stole upon the air. – Milton.
  2. To practice theft; to take feloniously. He steals for a livelihood. Thou shalt not steal. – Exod. xx.

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