transitive verbstolen, stole
1.1(idea/object) robar(object/idea) hurtar formalto steal sth from sb — robarle algo a algn
- she stole it from Peter — se lo robó a Peter
- he stole some money from the till — robó dinero de la caja
- she let Maria steal her man away — dejó que Maria le robara el novio (or el marido etc.)
- his little brother stole all the attention — su hermanito acaparó la atención de todo el mundo
- Any sensible legal system has to rely in part on sanctions brought to bear after people have stolen property or looted corporations.
- I'm not saying what it's about because I don't want anyone to steal the idea.
- A 72-year-old grandfather has been convicted after police investigating a ram-raid gang found stolen property at his home.
- Music companies are the first to wage a wide-scale attack against people who steal digital property over the Net.
- Their greatest fear: someone else might steal their idea.
- The numbers are then held on a database which is only accessible to the police, so that stolen property can be identified and returned to its owner.
- You definitely want to prevent anybody from stealing your brilliant idea.
- Christofi refused to name the exact bacteria for fear rival microbiologists might steal the idea, which the university patented late last month.
- If you rent, buy renter's insurance, which pays for damaged, destroyed or stolen personal property.
- One of the advantages of being a manager with responsibility for appointing staff is that you get to see lots of other people's CVs and can steal good ideas for presentation and phraseology.
- In instances where property is stolen, thieves can and will be traced, and dealt with accordingly.
- Police have warned householders not to leave easy pickings for burglars following a spate of crimes where property was stolen after windows and doors were left unlocked.
- Research institutions that would normally be loath to patent are doing so defensively in order to prevent the corpocrats stealing their ideas.
- He said police would like to hear from anyone with information about burglaries or stolen property.
- But since you won't see that until midseason, Fox went ahead and stole the idea.
- He was found guilty of the charge of receiving stolen property and received a 30-day jail sentence, which was suspended.
- Now, there's nothing wrong with recycling an idea from an artist you admire, so long as you're not simply stealing that idea and passing it off as your own.
- The newspaper was trying to stir up a row about the morality of allowing criminals to ransom stolen property.
- Documents, purses and property were stolen in a spate of attacks.
- The idea is stolen wholesale from the United States, where civic engagement is a part of everyday life and local democracy a thriving concept.
- I can't tell you too many details, cos someone out there might steal my ideas before I have time to finish my recipe book!
- Not only that, they are more likely to take bribes, sleep their way to the top, steal the ideas of a colleague and pass them off as their own or to resort to character assassination.
- On the night of 6-7 February 1988 the flat was burgled and a considerable amount of property was stolen.
- Each is charged with seven felony counts of selling stolen property.
- ‘We're not giving the details out at present because if we did that, others would steal the ideas before we launched,’ said Spowart.
- Also charged with burglary and handling stolen property, Irvine was refused bail because of an irregularity in his visa.
- I hope Peter Levinson doesn't mind too much if I steal his idea, but I just came across this quote, and it's too good to pass up.
- So in the time-honoured tradition of capitalism, I'm going to steal their idea and offer my own solutions, at a cut rate of course.
- I wonder how long it will take for the government to steal the idea and start pushing it?
- Other manufacturers steal the idea and Stevenson loses a three-year court battle to have his patent honoured.
- Where property is stolen, no beneficial interest passes to the thief.
- Headteachers are renowned for stealing good ideas from other schools and I am all for that.
- An officer arrived the next day just as the builders discovered the thieves had returned and stolen some of the new tiles.
- If we let other countries steal those ideas from us and then make them at a fraction of the cost, you know, that is undercutting our industry.
- All three were charged with stealing personal property in broad daylight and causing a nuisance to society.
- Those who are fans of gangster movies will know that the practice of selling stolen property is known as fencing.
- So, instead, like all good creative types, I stole an idea.
- The villain who was stealing the property was let off by the police.
- A judge at the High Court in London rejected allegations by two historians that Brown had stolen ideas from their book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.
2stolen past participle
2.2literary(moments/pleasures) robado(moments/pleasures) escamoteado
intransitive verbstolen, stole
1robarhurtar formalhe was convicted of stealing — lo condenaron por robo
2(go stealthily)to steal away / off — escabullirse
- they stole into the room — entraron sigilosamente en la habitación
- a feeling of melancholy stole over her — la invadió una sensación de melancolía
- to steal up on sb — acercarse sigilosamente a algn
- night had stolen up on the hikers — la noche había sorprendido a los excursionistas
1ganga feminine informalregalo masculine informalpichincha feminine River Plate informal
- It is not only a steal for those interested in setting up homes with aesthetic designs but also an opportunity for the upcoming artists to reach out to the masses.
- Only seven left, and at just £10 a pop, an absolute steal.
- At the price of $34.00, this rare item is an absolute steal.
- Served with lettuce dripped with delicious balsamic vinegar and a few kalamata olives, it was a steal for $3.50.
- The ticket price includes a glass of wine - a steal at $8.
- I know it's a lot, but for an established information brokerage with underworld contacts and everything it's an absolute steal.
- You normally get a free one-year no quibble guarantee from the manufacturer of electrical goods anyway, so a one-year free warranty might not be quite such a steal.
- IT wasn't exactly a steal for the buyers but the auction of Martin Cahill's former home didn't represent daylight robbery by the sellers either.
- We started with a pound of fresh mussels - a steal at $4.95.
- On that basis, at just a tenner, the XFX corded pad is an absolute steal, representing a comfortable and technically excellent product at a top-notch price.
- Mention the starting price of 22,000 and this starts to sound like the steal of the century - but there's a but.
- Moreover, a £5,000 wage for ‘part-time’ York councillors is a steal, given the demands on their time.
- On the Friday night, we ate a superb meal: the champagne five-course dinner - a steal at £25 a head.
- With the government picking up the pension liabilities, it would be a steal.
- On a cosy little cul-de-sac off O'Malley Park, it's got to be a steal!
- There is always a table d'hôte and, at $6.95 for lunch, it's a steal.
- She scrounged together the money, but then saw the most gorgeous pair of boots on sale - a steal at $400.
- It all gets going at 10 p.m., and at $45, including an Elevation promo CD, this is a steal.
- Admittedly, I have not yet tasted one with the multi-layered complexity of the great Burgundies, but even so a drinkable Pinot Noir for under a tenner is a real steal.
- The tax is only $8 and that's a steal for the show you'll get.