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steal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of steal

  1. something bought or offered for sale at a desirable price at 50% off, that shirt is a real steal Synonyms of steal buy, deal, pennyworth, snip [British], bargainWords Related to steal clearance, closeout, markdown; cheapie; bonus, freebie (or freebee), gift, giveaway, premium, present; boon, windfallNear Antonyms of steal gouging, overcharge, rip-off, soaking; markup, surcharge; extravagance, luxury


steal

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of steal

  1. 1 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep the guy who tried to steal my car was sentenced to a year in jail Synonyms of steal appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, hook, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieve Words Related to steal burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spirit Phrases make away with, make off with, run off with, walk off with Near Antonyms of steal buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present

  2. 2 to move about in a sly or secret manner the teenagers were able to steal past a security guard and enter the fairgrounds without paying admission Synonyms of steal lurk, mooch, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, slink, slip, snake, sneakWords Related to steal crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

Synonym Discussion of steal

steal, pilfer, filch, purloin mean to take from another without right or without detection. steal may apply to any surreptitious taking of something and differs from the other terms by commonly applying to intangibles as well as material things.
    • steal jewels
    • stole a look at the gifts
pilfer implies stealing repeatedly in small amounts.
    • pilfered from his employer
filch adds a suggestion of snatching quickly and surreptitiously.
    • filched an apple from the tray
purloin stresses removing or carrying off for one's own use or purposes.
    • printed a purloined document

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