filch

  • 1 filch´er — filch «fihlch», transitive verb. to steal in small quantities; pilfer: »He filched apples from the pantry. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under steal. (Cf. ↑steal) ╂[origin uncertain. Compare Middle English filchen to snatch, take as booty, Old English… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 filch — steal, 1560s, slang, perhaps from c.1300 filchen to snatch, take as booty, of unknown origin. Liberman says filch is probably from Ger. filzen comb through. Related: Filched; filching …

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  • 4 filch — [filch] vt. [ME filchen] to steal (usually something small or petty); pilfer …

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  • 5 filch — index embezzle, pilfer, poach, purloin, steal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 filch — [fıltʃ] v [T] informal [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Perhaps from Old English fylcan to arrange soldiers, attack, take ] to steal something small or not very valuable British Equivalent: pinch, nick ▪ He filched a bottle of wine from the cellar …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 filch — [ fıltʃ ] verb transitive INFORMAL to steal something …

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  • 8 filch — vb purloin, lift, pilfer, *steal, pinch, snitch, swipe, cop Analogous words: snatch, grab, *take, seize, grasp: *rob, plunder, loot, rifle …

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  • 9 filch — [v] steal cop*, crib*, embezzle, hustle*, lift*, misappropriate, pilfer*, pinch*, purloin, rip off*, rob, scrounge, sneak, snipe, snitch*, swipe, take, thieve, walk off with*; concepts 139,142 Ant. contribute, give …

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  • 10 filch — ► VERB informal ▪ pilfer; steal. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 11 filch — filcher, n. filchingly, adv. /filch/, v.t. to steal (esp. something of small value); pilfer: to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants. [1250 1300; ME filchen to attack (in a body), take as booty, OE fylcian to marshal (troops), draw (soldiers) up …

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  • 12 filch — v. (d; tr.) ( to steal ) to filch from * * * [fɪltʃ] (d; tr.) (to steal ) to filch from …

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  • 13 filch — UK [fɪltʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms filch : present tense I/you/we/they filch he/she/it filches present participle filching past tense filched past participle filched informal to steal something …

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  • 14 filch — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 1561 to appropriate furtively or casually < filch a cookie > Synonyms: see steal …

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  • 15 Filch — To filch is to steal or pilfer. The origin is apparently unknown …

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  • 16 filch — /fɪltʃ / (say filch) verb (t) to steal (especially something of small value); pilfer. {origin unknown} –filcher, noun …

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  • 17 filch — 1) a rod, line and hook used to steal goods from a vendor s stall 2) from the above, to steal furtively, snatch …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 18 filch — verb /fɪltʃ/lang=en To steal, to illegally take possession of. Hey! Someone filched my noggin. Syn: lift, nick, pinch, pocket, rob, thieve, flog, half inch …

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  • 19 filch — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 filch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. steal, pilfer (see stealing). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rob, pilfer, purloin; see steal . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. steal, pilfer, lift, shoplift, swipe, *pinch, thieve, purloin, *power, *rip …

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