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filch  (fɪltʃ

Definitions

verb

  1. (transitive) to steal or take surreptitiously in small amounts; pilfer

Derived Forms

ˈfilcher  noun

Word Origin

C16 filchen to steal, attack, perhaps from Old English gefylce band of men

Synonyms

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= steal, take, thieve, pinch (informal), lift (informal), nick (slang) (mainly British), trouser (slang), abstract, rip off (slang), cabbage (British) (slang), swipe (slang), knock off (slang), crib (informal), half-inch (old-fashioned) (slang), embezzle, pilfer, walk off with, misappropriate, purloin, snaffle (British) (informal)

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