In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally causes a turnover by his positive, aggressive action. This can be done by deflecting and controlling, or by catching the opponents pass or dribble of an offensive player. The defender must not touch the offensive player's hands or otherwise a foul is called.

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  1. The act of stealing.
  2. A piece of merchandise available at a very attractive price.
    At this price, this car is a steal.
  3. A situation in which a defensive player actively takes possession of the ball or puck from the opponent's team.
  4. A stolen base.
  5. Scoring in an end without the hammer.
  6. A policy in database systems that a database follows which allows a transaction to be written on nonvolatile storage before its commit occurs


  1. To take illegally, or without the owner's permission, something owned by someone else.
    Three irreplaceable paintings were stolen from the gallery.
  2. To appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgement.
    They stole my idea for a biodegradable, disposable garbage de-odorizer.
  3. To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.
    He stole glances at the pretty woman across the street.
  4. To acquire at a low price.
    He stole the car for two thousand less than its book value.
  5. To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.
  6. To move silently or secretly.
    He stole across the room, trying not to wake her.
  7. To withdraw or convey (oneself) clandestinely.
  8. 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.
  9. To dispossess

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