1. [syn: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Filch \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. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer,
cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf,
swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "filch":
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