Definition of steal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stiːl//
; NAmE NAmE//stiːl//
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  • (North American English) (in baseball) the act of running to another base while the pitcher is throwing the ball
  • Word OriginOld English stelan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stelen and German stehlen.Idioms (informal, especially North American English) to be for sale at an unexpectedly low price This suit is a steal at $80. See related entries: Shopping in stores
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