To the musicians, the Napster co-founders were outright thieves, providing an avenue to steal music without paying a dime for it.
The Daily Pic: Marcel Duchamp's reworked photo of his most famous painting, a steal at $15 million.
It is defined in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary as “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own.”
"We steal our own happiness for no apparent reason," says Danziger.
Lorrie would be too hard to steal from, because she sounds only like Lorrie Moore.
Several regiments, he was told, had tried to steal Garm in their time.
He'll steal anything from a woman's honor to a water power site.
Sometimes they are said to steal only the heart—like Lancashire witches.
"Graft" is only a proof of the wide extent to which this lesson to get into the steal is learned.
I'm as sure as I draw breath that you came here to steal my blacks.
Old English stelan "to commit a theft" (class IV strong verb; past tense stæl, past participle stolen), from Proto-Germanic *stelanan (cf. Old Saxon stelan, Old Norse, Old Frisian stela, Dutch stelen, Old High German stelan, German stehlen, Gothic stilan), of unknown origin.
Most IE words for steal have roots in notions of "hide," "carry off," or "collect, heap up." Attested as a verb of stealthy motion from c.1300 (e.g. to steal away, late 14c.); of glances, sighs, etc., from 1580s. To steal (someone) blind first recorded 1974.
"a bargain," by 1942, American English colloquial, from steal (v.). Baseball sense of "a stolen base" is from 1867.
The diversion of blood flow from its normal course.
A great bargain: I got that for half price, a real steal (1940s+)