Steal-someones-thunder



verb (used with object), stole, stolen, stealing.
1.
to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force:
A pickpocket stole his watch.
2.
to appropriate (ideas, credit, words, etc.) without right or acknowledgment.
3.
to take, get, or win insidiously, surreptitiously, subtly, or by chance:
He stole my girlfriend.
4.
to move, bring, convey, or put secretly or quietly; smuggle (usually followed by away, from, in, into, etc.):
They stole the bicycle into the bedroom to surprise the child.
5.
Baseball. (of a base runner) to gain (a base) without the help of a walk or batted ball, as by running to it during the delivery of a pitch.
6.
Games. to gain (a point, advantage, etc.) by strategy, chance, or luck.
7.
to gain or seize more than one’s share of attention in, as by giving a superior performance:
The comedian stole the show.
verb (used without object), stole, stolen, stealing.
8.
to commit or practice theft.
9.
to move, go, or come secretly, quietly, or unobserved:
She stole out of the house at midnight.
10.
to pass, happen, etc., imperceptibly, gently, or gradually:
The years steal by.
11.
Baseball. (of a base runner) to advance a base without the help of a walk or batted ball.
noun
12.
Informal. an act of stealing; theft.
13.
Informal. the thing stolen; booty.
14.
Informal. something acquired at a cost far below its real value; bargain:
This dress is a steal at $40.
15.
Baseball. the act of advancing a base by stealing.
Idioms
16.
steal someone’s thunder, to appropriate or use another’s idea, plan, words, etc.
noun
1.
a loud, explosive, resounding noise produced by the explosive expansion of air heated by a lightning discharge.
2.
any loud, resounding noise:
the thunder of applause.
3.
a threatening or startling utterance, denunciation, or the like.
verb (used without object)
4.
to give forth thunder (often used impersonally with it as the subject):
It thundered last night.
5.
to make a loud, resounding noise like thunder:
The artillery thundered in the hills.
6.
to utter loud or vehement denunciations, threats, or the like.
7.
to speak in a very loud tone.
8.
to move or go with a loud noise or violent action:
The train thundered through the village.
verb (used with object)
9.
to strike, drive, inflict, give forth, etc., with loud noise or violent action.
Idioms
10.
steal someone’s thunder,

to use for one’s own purposes and without the knowledge or permission of the originator the inventions or ideas of another.
to ruin or detract from the effect of a performance, remark, etc., by anticipating it.

verb steals, stealing, stole, stolen
1.
to take (something) from someone, etc without permission or unlawfully, esp in a secret manner
2.
(transitive) to obtain surreptitiously
3.
(transitive) to appropriate (ideas, etc) without acknowledgment, as in plagiarism
4.
to move or convey stealthily: they stole along the corridor
5.
(intransitive) to pass unnoticed: the hours stole by
6.
(transitive) to win or gain by strategy or luck, as in various sports: to steal a few yards
7.
steal a march on, to obtain an advantage over, esp by a secret or underhand measure
8.
steal someone’s thunder, to detract from the attention due to another by forestalling him
9.
steal the show, to be looked upon as the most interesting, popular, etc, esp unexpectedly
noun (informal)
10.
the act of stealing
11.
something stolen or acquired easily or at little cost
noun
1.
a loud cracking or deep rumbling noise caused by the rapid expansion of atmospheric gases which are suddenly heated by lightning
2.
any loud booming sound
3.
(rare) a violent threat or denunciation
4.
steal someone’s thunder, to detract from the attention due to another by forestalling him or her
verb
5.
to make (a loud sound) or utter (words) in a manner suggesting thunder
6.
(intransitive; with it as subject) to be the case that thunder is being heard
7.
(intransitive) to move fast and heavily: the bus thundered downhill
8.
(intransitive) to utter vehement threats or denunciation; rail

steal (stēl)
n.
The diversion of blood flow from its normal course.
thunder
(thŭn’dər)
The explosive noise that accompanies a stroke of lightning. Thunder is a series of sound waves produced by the rapid expansion of the air through which the lightning passes. Sound travels about 1 km in 3 seconds (about 1 mi in 5 seconds). The distance between an observer and a lightning flash can be calculated by counting the number of seconds between the flash and the thunder. See Note at lightning.

thunder definition

The noise created when air rushes back into a region from which it has been expelled by the passage of lightning.
steady

often referred to in Scripture (Job 40:9; Ps. 77:18; 104:7). James and John were called by our Lord “sons of thunder” (Mark 3:17). In Job 39:19, instead of “thunder,” as in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version translates (ra’amah) by “quivering main” (marg., “shaking”). Thunder accompanied the giving of the law at Sinai (Ex. 19:16). It was regarded as the voice of God (Job 37:2; Ps. 18:13; 81:7; comp. John 12:29). In answer to Samuel’s prayer (1 Sam. 12:17, 18), God sent thunder, and “all the people greatly feared,” for at such a season (the wheat-harvest) thunder and rain were almost unknown in Palestine.

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