(transitive) To take illegally, or without the owner's permission, something owned by someone else. (transitive, of ideas, words, music, a look, credit, etc.) To appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgement. (transitive) To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully. (transitive, colloquial) To acquire at a low price. (transitive) To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show. (intransitive) To move silently or secretly. (transitive) To convey (something) clandestinely. To withdraw or convey (oneself) clandestinely. (transitive, baseball) To advance safely to (another base) during the delivery of a pitch, without the aid of a hit, walk, passed ball, wild pitch, or defensive indifference. (sports, transitive) To dispossess (informal, transitive) To borrow for a short moment. The act of stealing. A piece of merchandise available at a very attractive price. (basketball, ice hockey) A situation in which a defensive player actively takes possession of the ball or puck from the opponent's team. (baseball) A stolen base. (curling) Scoring in an end without the hammer. (computing) A policy in database systems that a database follows which allows a transaction to be written on nonvolatile storage before its commit occurs.