A steal - If something is a steal, it costs much less than it is really worth.
Steal a march - This expression indicates the stealthiness of a person over another to gain advantage of the situation. For instance, if two persons are offered some jobs which are vacant, they resolve to go together next day at an agreed time, but one of them, without telling the other, goes earlier than the other and secures the better of the two jobs, he is said to steal a march on the other person.
Steal someone's thunder - If someone steals your thunder, they take the credit and praise for something you did.
Steal the show - If you steal the show, you act or do so well in a performance that you get most of the attention.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stelen, AS. stelan,; akin to OFries. stela, D. stelen, OHG. stelan, G. stehlen, Icel. stela, SW. stjäla, Dan. stiæle, Goth. stilan,
She could turn her head so quick dat she'd ketch you every time you tried to steal a lump of sugar.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
All through dinner, Hinton had felt that strange sense of depression stealing upon him.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
He's the man who Lorson Harris is going to hand a hundred thousand dollars for the murder of your outfit, and to steal your trade.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
At first the little boy would steal and hide away bread while he ate at the table.
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
A man was brought before him charged with stealing a small but very valuable jewelled table.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
It was obvious by now that Mike Fueyo and his Silent Spooks had been stealing the Cadillacs.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Old friends would accuse each other of stealing each other's water.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Levi didn't steal no four thousand dollars.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
Stealing for fun cannot be any better than stealing from the love of gain, or to provide for one's necessities.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
You stopped cattle stealing in the Big Sandy region.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Or that the growing ages steal
The memories of past wrongs from us.
But this is certain--that I feel
Most friendly unto thee, oh Thomas!
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
The world has just begun to steal
Each hope that led me lightly on;
I felt not, as I used to feel,
And life grew dark and love was gone.
"Why I Loved You" by Thomas Moore
Yes, heavenly music seems to steal
Where thought of her forever lingers,
And round my heart I always feel
The twining of her dimpled fingers!
"Beard And Baby" by Eugene Field
As our shadows appear, when the weather is clear,
And follow where-e'er we go:
Like a thief, so he steals, hanging close at our heels,
And trying to bring us to woe.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Yet see—night is not . . . by translucent ways,
Up the grey void of autumn afternoon
Steals a mild crescent, charioted in haze,
And all the air is merciful as June.
"Moonrise Over Tyringham" by Edith Wharton
From Mirth's bright circle, from the giddy throng,
How sweet it is to steal away at eve,
To listen to the homeward fisher's song,
Whilst dark the waters of the ocean heave;—
"Lines Written At Brighton" by Sir John Carr
A man was arrested Sunday morning near Bunker Hill after allegedly stealing a vehicle and fleeing officers.
Jose Tabata steals second as Reds shortstop Paul Janish is pulled off the bag by a high throw in the second inning Sunday in Cincinnati.
Suspect uses forklift to steal ATM.
MaymO likes to steal cabbage off the kitchen table when he thinks no one is looking.
Joyce DiDonato and Nicole Cabell steal the show at San Francisco Opera.
This blended California wine is a steal at $10.
CADDO PARISH, LA — A former North Caddo High School teacher was taken into custody Thursday for stealing school materials.
Caddo Parish, La — A former North Caddo High School teacher was taken into custody Thursday for stealing school materials.
Tony Campana stealing a base against Houston.
According to Casper police, in May, Neely along with his accomplice Donnie Neice, used a pick-up truck to steal the trailer from the twelve-hundred block of Hawthorne Street.
According to Casper Police, Neice, along with his accomplice, Michael Neely, used a pick-up truck to steal a trailer from the twelve-hundred block of Hawthorne Street in May.
Octopus Steals Bait Canister and Thwarts Research in False Bay South Africa.
Surveillance video captures woman stealing package, canned goods from porch.
Man charged with stealing deceased uncle's guns.
Who served as an uncle's pallbearer -- is charged with stealing guns from the deceased man's home, the website NorthEscambia.com reported.
This explains why powerlaw tends to harden the diskbb component and to steal ﬂux from it (i.e., reduce its normalization constant).
A Simple Comptonization Model
On the other hand, in this paper, by gettng rid of independent ψ ﬁeld, the vierbines ”steal” the physical signiﬁcance from ψ .
An attempt to resolve apparent paradoxes in definitions of Grassmann numbers and spinor fields
Charge traps with long release times (or fast CCD readout) steal ﬂux primarily from an ob ject’s leading edge, and return it to the image in pixels well separated from the ob ject.
The effects of charge transfer inefficiency (CTI) on galaxy shape measurements
The authors addressed a general computational paradigm called Balanced Partitioning Trees and designed a a resource-oblivious priority work scheduler based on work-stealing to attain the above bounds.
Efficient cache oblivious algorithms for randomized divide-and-conquer on the multicore model
Wireless 3hop networks with stealing II: exact solutions through boundary value problems.
Tail asymptotics of the stationary distribution of a two dimensional reflecting random walk with unbounded upward jumps