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steal / robar
 
steal   [sti:l]
stole   past tense
stolen   past participle
A. -transitive verb
1. (=take)
[+object]   robar,   hurtar formal usage
[+idea]   robar
·to steal something [from] somebody
·robar algo a somebody, someone
·he stole it from school
·lo robó del colegio
·she used to steal money from her parents
·solía robar dinero a sus padres
·she stole her best friend'noun boyfriend (from her)
·(le) robó el novio a su mejor amiga
a. to steal somebody'noun heart   robar el corazónoun a somebody, someone
b. to steal a march on somebody   *   adelantarse a somebody, someone
c. to steal the show   llevarse todos los aplausos,   acaparar la atenciónoun de todos
d. to steal somebody'noun thunder   eclipsar a somebody, someone
2. literary
(=sneak)
a. to steal a [glance] at somebody =   mirar a somebody, someone de soslayo,   echar una mirada de soslayo a somebody, someone
b. to steal a [kiss] from somebody =   robar un beso a somebody, someone
B. -intransitive verb
1. (=take things)   robar
·to steal from somebody
·robar a somebody, someone
2. (=creep)
2.1. to steal [into] a room =   entrar sigilosamente en una habitaciónoun,   entrar en una habitaciónoun a hurtadillas
b. to steal [out of] a room =   salir sigilosamente de una habitaciónoun,   salir de una habitaciónoun a hurtadillas
c. to steal [up]/[down] the stairs =   subir/bajar sigilosamente las escaleras,   subir/bajar las escaleras a hurtadillas
·to steal [up] on somebody
·acercarse a somebody, someone sigilosamente
2.2. (figurative)
a. a smile stole [across] her lips =   una sonrisa se escapó de sus labios
b. a tear stole [down] her cheek =   una lágrima se deslizó por su mejilla
c. the light was stealing [through] the shutters =   la luz se filtraba por las contraventanas
C. -noun   *
(=bargain)
·it'noun a steal
es una ganga * or un regalo *
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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