Slang. Acquiring property for an inadequate consideration.
- n. A handle; a stale, or stele.
- vb. To take and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another. To commit larceny, embezzlement, or false pretenses. To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate. To gain by insinuating arts or covert means. To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; - with away. To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look. To steal a march, to march in a covert way; to gain an advantage unobserved; - formerly followed by of, but now by on or upon, and sometimes by over; as, to steal a march upon one's political rivals.
Syn. - To filch; pilfer; purloin; thieve.
- vb. To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft. To withdraw, or pass privately; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or ...