steal verb definition in Committing crime topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

steal

 verb: Committing crime topic
[intransitive, transitive] to take something from a person, shop/store, etc. without permission and without intending to return it or pay for it steal (from somebody/something) We found out he'd been stealing from us for years. I'll report you to the police if I catch you stealing again. steal something (from somebody/something) My wallet was stolen. I had my wallet stolen. Thieves stole jewellery worth over £10 000. It's a crime to handle stolen goods. (figurative) to steal somebody’s ideas

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