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3 definitions found
 for filch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filch \Filch\ (f[i^]lch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filched
     (f[i^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Filching.] [Cf. AS. feolan to
     stick to, OHG. felhan, felahan, to hide, Icel. fela, Goth.
     filhan to hide, bury, Prov. E. feal to hide slyly, OE.
     felen.]
     To steal or take privily (commonly, that which is of little
     value); to pilfer.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Fain would they filch that little food away. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           But he that filches from me my good name,
           Robs me of that which not enriches him,
           And makes me poor indeed.                --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  filch
      v 1: make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer,
           cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf,
           swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "filch":
     abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, boost, borrow, cop, crib,
     defraud, embezzle, extort, hook, lift, make off with, nip, palm,
     pilfer, pinch, poach, purloin, run away with, rustle, scrounge,
     shoplift, snare, snatch, snitch, steal, swindle, swipe, take,
     thieve, walk off with
  
  

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