scene-steal|er

scene-steal|er
scene-steal|er «SEEN STEE luhr», noun.
an actor who seizes all the attention of an audience with his performance.

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  • scene-stealer — scene′ steal er n. sbz a performer, as in a play, who draws the audience s attention away from the other players • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • steal — [stēl] vt. stole, stolen, stealing [ME stelen < OE stælan, akin to Ger stehlen, prob. altered < IE base * ster , to rob > Gr sterein, to rob] 1. to take or appropriate (another s property, ideas, etc.) without permission, dishonestly, or …   English World dictionary

  • scene — W2S2 [si:n] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(play/film)¦ 2¦(activities)¦ 3¦(accident/crime)¦ 4¦(view/picture)¦ 5¦(event/situation)¦ 6¦(argument)¦ 7 not be your scene 8 behind the scenes 9 set the scene 10 be/come on the scene …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steal the show — {v. phr.} To act or do so well in a performance that you get most of the attention and the other performers are unnoticed. * /Mary was in only one scene of the play, but she stole the show from the stars./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • steal the show — {v. phr.} To act or do so well in a performance that you get most of the attention and the other performers are unnoticed. * /Mary was in only one scene of the play, but she stole the show from the stars./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • steal — steal1 W3S3 [sti:l] v past tense stole [stəul US stoul] past participle stolen [ˈstəulən US ˈstou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take something)¦ 2¦(use ideas)¦ 3¦(move somewhere)¦ 4 steal the show/limelight/scene 5 steal a look/glance etc 6¦(sport)¦ 7 steal a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scene — /si:n/ noun 1 PLAY/FILM (C) a) part of a play during which there is no change in time or place: Hamlet, Act 5 Scene 2 b) a single piece of action that happens in one place in a film, book etc: Some of the more violent scenes are very disturbing.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scene — n. division of a play 1) to play; rehearse a scene 2) to steal ( dominate ) a scene display of anger, feelings 3) to make a scene 4) an awkward, painful scene location 5) at, on a scene (she was at the scene of the crime) 6) on the national scene …   Combinatory dictionary

  • steal — 1 /sti:l/ verb past tense stole, past participle stolen / stUln stoU / 1 TAKE STH (I, T) to take something that belongs to someone else (+ from): Some drug users steal from their own families to finance their habit. | steal sth: Sean has a long… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scene — noun 1 place where sth happened ADJECTIVE ▪ accident, crash, crime, murder ▪ footprints found near the murder scene VERB + SCENE ▪ attend …   Collocations dictionary

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