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filch (fɪltʃ Pronunciation for filch

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, lift, nick, trouser, abstract, rip off, cabbage, swipe, knock off, crib, half-inch, embezzle, pilfer, walk off with, misappropriate, purloin, snaffle

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