Steal away – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

July 24, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

To steal away is to leave a place quietly and secretly, without being seen.

Examples of use:

1. He stole away while his parents were sleeping and caught the train to London.

2. The party was so boring, we stole away after an hour.

3. I stole away from the office meeting and went home.

4. He caught us trying to steal away and made us come back to the lecture.

5. Song lyrics: Let’s steal away and chase our dreams, and hope they never find us.

infinitive steal away
present simple steal away and steals away
-ing form stealing away
past simple stole away
past particple stolen away

Similar phrasal verbs:

slip away

sneak away

sneak off

sneak out

Can you write a sentence using this phrasal verb?

Have you stolen away from a place?

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