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Meaning of FILCH

Pronunciation:  filch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make off with belongings of others
 

FILCH is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: abstract, cabbage, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
 
 See Also: steal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      Fain would they filch that little food away. --Dryden.

      But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of
      that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
                                               --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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