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transitive verb
1. (to thieve)
a. robar
The robbers stole everything I had!¡Los ladrones robaron todo lo que tenía!
b. hurtar
The plan is to break in and steal the precious jewels.El plan es forzar la entrada y hurtar las joyas preciosas.
2. (bargain)
a. la ganga (F)
Three for one? What a steal!¿Tres por uno? ¡Qué ganga!
intransitive verb
3. (to thieve)
a. robar
Our mother taught us to never steal.Nuestra madre nos enseñó a nunca robar.
4. (to move quietly)
a. caminar sigilosamente
She stole across the room without anyone knowing.Ella caminó sigilosamente a través de la sala sin que supiera nadie.
(pt stole [stəʊl], pp stolen [ˈstəʊlən])
transitive verb
1. robar
  • to steal something from somebody robar algo a alguien
2. (idioms)
  • to steal a glance at somebody dirigir una mirada furtiva a alguien
  • to steal the show acaparar toda la atención
intransitive verb
3. robar (rob)
4. (move quietly)
  • to steal away/in/out alejarse/entrar/salir furtivamente
  • to steal up on somebody acercarse furtivamente a alguien
  • middle age steals up on you cuando te quieres dar cuenta, eres una persona de mediana edad
steal [stiːl] stole (past)stolen (participle:past)
transitive verb
1 (take) [+object] robar; hurtar (formal); [+idea] robar
he was accused of stealing a small boy's bicycle My first offence was stealing a pair of binoculars Peter robs houses and steals cars to support his drug habit he steals cars A writer is suing director Steven Spielberg for allegedly stealing his film idea he stole the identity of his dead best friend
to steal sth from sb robar algo a algn; he stole it from school lo robó del colegio; she used to steal money from her parents solía robar dinero a sus padres
he stole a book from the library he stole money from the till/drawer etc
she stole her best friend's boyfriend (from her) (le) robó el novio a su mejor amiga
to steal sb's heart robar el corazón a algn
Gary has stolen my heart
to steal a march on sb adelantarse a algn
This bold move is designed to entice shoppers away from Tesco, which stole a march by opening more stores on Sundays in the run-up to Christmas They thought I was stealing a march on them by keeping fitter than the rest of them
to steal the show llevarse todos los aplausos; acaparar la atención de todos
A wonderful little Jack Russell terrier, complete with eye patch, steals the show and if it wasn't for this canine intervention, I'd have switched off 3 minutes into the programme She stole the show from the rest of the cast On a cold, wet, blustery day, Diana stole the show from the other Royals the royal family are desperate to stop Diana stealing the show as the prince tries to rebuild his shattered image you always steal the show wherever you go
to steal sb's thunder eclipsar a algn
Radcliffe won the World Cross-Country Championships in Boston, stealing the thunder from the champion, Liz Mccolgan
2 (sneak)
to steal a glance at sb mirar a algn de soslayo; echar una mirada de soslayo a algn
to steal a kiss from sb robar un beso a algn
He leans over and surprises her by stealing a kiss she was expelled after stealing a kiss from her teacher
intransitive verb
1 (take things) robar
Children often steal All they do is beg and steal
to steal from sb robar a algn
how can you trust a person who steals from his mother?
2 (creep)
to steal into a room entrar sigilosamente en una habitación; entrar en una habitación a hurtadillas
to steal out of a room salir sigilosamente de una habitación; salir de una habitación a hurtadillas
to steal up/down the stairs subir/bajar sigilosamente las escaleras; subir/bajar las escaleras a hurtadillas
they stole [down] the stairs he stole [into] the room she stole [out of] her bedroom Simon came stealing [out of] the shadows they stole [past] the window
to steal up on sb acercarse a algn sigilosamente
a smile stole across her lips una sonrisa se escapó de sus labios
the hours stole [by]
a tear stole down her cheek una lágrima se deslizó por su mejilla
the light was stealing through the shutters la luz se filtraba por las contraventanas
it's a blatant steal from Monty Python (bargain) it's a steal es una ganga (informal) or un regalo (informal)
it is a steal at a fiver "You should buy that car - \it's a steal!\"
Verb Conjugations for robar
Gerund: robando
Participle: robado
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