1. to steal something

  • stilim meri (steal woman) to take another man’s wife
  • stilim save (steal know) to cheat in school (as in an examination)
  • Ol raskol i stilim planti mani.
    The criminals stole a large sum of money.

2. to get paid without doing any work

  • stilim taim (steal time) to waste time at work
  • Em i wanpela lesman na em i stilim pe nating.
    He is a lazy fellow and gets paid for nothing.

3. to copy or imitate without permission

  • Ol i stilim singsing bilong mipela.
    They have copied our dances.

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