Translation of steal in Spanish:


robar, v.

Pronunciation /stil//stiːl/

transitive verbstolen, stole

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    • 1.1

      (idea/object) robar
      (object/idea) hurtar formal
      to 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

    • 2.1

      (property/money) robado

    • 2.2literary

      (moments/pleasures) robado
      (moments/pleasures) escamoteado

intransitive verbstolen, stole

  • 1

    hurtar formal
    he 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



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    ganga feminine informal
    regalo masculine informal
    pichincha 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.