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Meaning of FILCH

Pronunciation:  filch

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.
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.

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