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[filch] /fɪltʃ/

verb (used with object)
to steal (especially something of small value); pilfer:
to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.
(transitive) to steal or take surreptitiously in small amounts; pilfer

“steal,” 1560s, slang, perhaps from c.1300 filchen “to snatch, take as booty,” of unknown origin. Liberman says filch is probably from German filzen “comb through.” Related: Filched; filching.


To steal or grab something from someone: filched the remote control


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