UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstəʊl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stoʊl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stōl)

From the verb steal: (⇒ conjugate)
stole is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the priest's stole
  2. a [purple, red, green] stole
  3. [an elegant, a beautiful] stole
  4. wearing a [silk, wool, cotton] stole
  5. the priest wore a stole
  6. the priest put his stole on
  7. the priest put on his stole
  8. a stole for [Easter, Christmas]
  9. an [Easter] stole
  10. the woman's fur stole
  11. wrapped in a [mink, fur] stole
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. steal [money, food, a TV, someone else's property]
  2. (somebody) stole my [wallet, purse, car]
  3. my [wallet] was stolen
  4. stole my [idea, concept]
  5. stole my password
  6. steal information [about, from]
  7. steal from [him, the store, a stranger]
  8. steal for [the poor, your children]
  9. are stealing our jobs
  10. steal his identity
  11. his identity was stolen
  12. steal the election
  13. steal and [sell, cheat, destroy]
  14. [accused, found guilty, convicted] of stealing
  15. [arrested, imprisoned, jailed] for stealing
  16. steal his thunder
  17. stole the show
  18. steal a glance at her
  19. (trying to) steal a kiss
  20. stole my heart
  21. stole my [opportunity, chance] to
  22. stole [her, my boyfriend] from me
  23. steal [second, third] base
  24. steal through the [night, shadows]
  25. stole away (in the night)
  1. the [team, player] made five steals
  2. the [quarterback, visiting team] suffered [four] steals
  3. got the [shoes, cell phone, car, antique] at a steal
  4. at [$10], it's [a, an absolute] steal!
  5. the [song, quote, line] is a steal (from)
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