stolen(redirected from Stolen (disambiguation))
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Past participle of steal.
the past participle of steal
v. stole, sto•len, steal•ing,
1. to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, esp. secretly or by force.
2. to appropriate (ideas, credit, words, etc.) without right or acknowledgment.
3. to take, get, or win insidiously, surreptitiously, subtly, or by chance: He stole my girlfriend.
4. to move, bring, convey, or put secretly or quietly; smuggle: She stole the dog upstairs at bedtime.
5. Baseball. (of a base runner) to reach (a base) safely by running while the ball is being pitched to the player at bat.v.i.
6. to commit or practice theft.
7. to move, go, or come secretly, quietly, or unobserved: to steal out of a room.
8. to pass, happen, etc., imperceptibly, gently, or gradually: The years steal by.
9. Baseball. (of a base runner) to advance a base by running to it while the ball is being pitched to the player at bat.n.
10. an act of stealing; theft.
11. the thing stolen.
12. something acquired at a cost far below its real value; bargain.
13. Baseball. the act of advancing a base by stealing.Idioms:
1. steal a march on, to gain an advantage over, as by stealth.
2. steal someone's thunder,
a. to accept credit for another's work.
b. to detract from another's achievement by some action that anticipates or overshadows it.
3. steal the show,
a. to usurp the credit for something.
b. to be more outstanding than anyone or anything else.
[before 900; Middle English stelen, Old English stelan, c. Old Frisian, Old Norse stela, Old High German stelan, Gothic stilan]