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filch something (from someone)

Sl. to grab or steal something from someone. The young boy filched a candy bar from the store. Who filched my wallet from me?

filch something (from someone/something)

tv. to grab or steal something from someone. Who filched my wallet from me?
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filch something

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The first act, particularly, is torpedoed by long, dreary book scenes, none crying out for cutting more than that between would-be professional beggar Filch and Mr.
I am already a hate figure for children everywhere, but I like to think Titus owes nothing to Argus Filch.
David is best known to children all over the world as Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies and also features in Harry Potter computer games.
He sees a chance to filch something and thinks it is a good idea.
Actor David Bradley, well known for screen roles in Our Friends in the North and as caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, is to play both husband and wife in On The Harmful Effects of Tobacco/Can Cause Death.
We suspected that Stan (played by amiable Warwickshire actor David Bradley, who also plays Filch in Harry Potter) wasn't really dead, and now he's wreaking his revenge by playing mind games on Nita and convincing her she's going mad.
Surely there are better, and less divisive lines to filch.
When a stellar-size black hole or a much smaller, superdense neutron star filch material from a neighboring star, huge amounts of energy are released.
The Royal Shakespeare Company actor is best known as Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies, but comes up against dinosaurs, a big game hunter, an Egyptian queen and the Time Lord in the latest Doctor Who episode on BBC 1 tomorrow.
A Argus Filch, a cantankerous old man who hates the students and has a cat called Mrs Norris.
The vocabulary of ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' with words like Quidditch and Snape and Slytherin and Filch, sounds as if it could have been extracted from some long-lost verse of Lewis Carroll's ``Jabberwocky.
That strategy would not deprive wild birds of their offspring, because once scientists filch the eggs, mother birds simply lay another batch, the report notes.
The PC game will also feature an array of puzzle and adventure gameplay as players guide Harry through the halls of Hogwarts, sneaking around to avoid confrontations with nosey characters like Filch and Peeves.
The man who played Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the popular books was presented with an honorary doctor of letters.