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filch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of filch

  1. to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep too hungry to wait until the party had started, he filched a cookie from the buffet table when no one was looking Synonyms of filch appropriate, boost [slang], steal, heist, hook, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveWords Related to filch burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms of filch buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present

Synonym Discussion of filch

steal, pilfer, filch, purloin mean to take from another without right or without detection. steal may apply to any surreptitious taking of something and differs from the other terms by commonly applying to intangibles as well as material things.
    • steal jewels
    • stole a look at the gifts
pilfer implies stealing repeatedly in small amounts.
    • pilfered from his employer
filch adds a suggestion of snatching quickly and surreptitiously.
    • filched an apple from the tray
purloin stresses removing or carrying off for one's own use or purposes.
    • printed a purloined document


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