withdraw+privily

  • 1 Surreptitious — Sur rep*ti tious, a. [L. surreptitius, or subreptitius, fr. surripere, subripere, to snatch away, to withdraw privily; sub under + rapere to snatch. See {Sub }, and {Ravish}.] Done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or… …

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  • 2 Surreptitiously — Surreptitious Sur rep*ti tious, a. [L. surreptitius, or subreptitius, fr. surripere, subripere, to snatch away, to withdraw privily; sub under + rapere to snatch. See {Sub }, and {Ravish}.] Done or made by stealth, or without proper authority;… …

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  • 3 steal — I. v. a. 1. Purloin, pilfer, filch, poach, peculate, embezzle, swindle, make off with, come unlawfully by. 2. Allure, win, gain, draw over. 3. Convey secretly. 4. Take secretly, accomplish secretly. II. v. n. 1. Pilfer, purloin, thieve, practise… …

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  • 4 Steal — (st[=e]l), v. i. 1. To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not steal. Ex. xx. 15. [1913 Webster] 2. To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively …

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