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To steal, or steal something - thesaurus

Synonyms

steal

verb

to take something that belongs to someone else without permission

walk off with

to steal something

rob

verb

to take money or property illegally from a person or place, often using threats or violence

burgle

verb

British to enter a building and steal things

snatch

verb

to quickly steal something from someone

mug

verb

to attack someone in a public place and steal their money, jewellery, or other possessions

plunder

verb

to take valuable things from a place using force, sometimes causing a lot of damage

loot

verb

to steal things from houses or shops during a war or after a disaster such as a fire or flood

run away with

to steal something, or to borrow something without asking

help yourself to something

to steal something

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appropriate

verb

legal to take something illegally

break in

to enter a building by force, especially in order to steal things

burglarize

verb

American to burgle a building

clean out

informal to empty a place of objects or goods, especially by stealing or buying them in large quantities

crack a safe

to succeed in opening a safe in order to steal what is inside it

do over

British if your house has been done over, thieves have got into it and stolen things from it, usually causing damage

embezzle

verb

to steal money that people trust you to look after as part of your work

filch

verb

informal to steal something

glom

verb

Americaninformal to steal something

have sticky fingers

to be likely to steal something

hold up

to steal from a person, business, or vehicle by threatening them with a gun or other weapon

hot-wire

verb

informal to start the engine of a car by connecting wires rather than by using a key, usually in order to steal the car

knock off

British to steal something

knock off

British to steal money or property from a place

knock over

Americaninformal to steal money or goods from a bank or business, especially using violence

liberate

verb

humorous to steal something

lift

verb

informal to steal something

make away with

to escape with something that you have stolen

make off with

to escape with something, especially something stolen

misappropriate

verb

formal to take for yourself money that you are responsible for but that does not belong to you

nick

verb

Britishinformal to steal something

pick someone’s pocket

to steal things from someone’s pocket

pilfer

verb

to steal things, especially from the place where you work

pillage

verb

to steal things from a place using force, especially during a war

pinch

verb

Britishinformal to steal something

plunder

verb

to take or use something that belongs to someone else in order to give yourself an advantage

pocket

verb

to put something into your pocket in order to steal it

purloin

verb

often humorous to steal something secretly, especially to use it yourself for a short time

raid

verb

informal to take or steal things from a place

ransack

verb

to go through a place stealing or damaging things

relieve of

humorous to steal something from someone

rifle

verb

to steal something

rip off

to steal something

rob/cheat someone blind

to succeed completely in cheating someone and taking their money

run off with

to steal something or to take it without permission

rustle

verb

to steal farm animals such as sheep, horses, or cows

sack

verb

if an army or military group sacks a place, they steal a lot of property from it and destroy it

seize

verb

to take something or someone away in an illegal and violent way

shoplift

verb

to steal something from a shop

sneak

verb

to take someone or something secretly or illegally

snitch

verb

informal to take something you are not allowed to have

stick up

mainly Americanvery informal to steal money or goods from a person or place using a gun

swipe

verb

informal to steal something

take

verb

to steal something, or borrow it without the owner’s permission

trouser

verb

Britishvery informal to get or to take money for yourself, especially by stealing it

turn over

Britishinformal to enter a place illegally and steal things from it

walk away with

to steal something

whip

verb

informal to steal something

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