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filch

Synonyms and Antonyms of filch

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
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Phrases Synonymous with filch

make away with, make off with, run off with, walk off with

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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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