filch (something) from (someone or something)

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filch (something) from (someone or something)

To steal something from someone. Relax, I just filched a little toy from the store—no one will ever know. Hey, quit filching money from Mom—she's going to notice if all of her cash is suddenly gone!
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filch something (from someone/something)

tv. to grab or steal something from someone. Who filched my wallet from me?
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However, the excuse he offers is at least an excuse; but there is another set of men who are like YOU; they know a WORD here and there, of a foreign language, or a few beggarly little three-word phrases, filched from the back of the Dictionary, and these are continually peppering into their literature, with a pretense of knowing that language--what excuse can they offer?
I waited, ready for him with knife and bludgeon--also filched from a dead foeman; but he paid no attention to me, falling to work instead to devour one of the corpses.
She brought me all my belongings that had been filched from me--rifle, ammunition, knife, and thermos bottle, and then hand in hand we descended the cliff and set off toward the north.
Douglas the bear can't get by without his honey, so when it's filched from his kitchen cupboard, he's not best pleased.
His description of the poverty of his childhood in a rabbinical family living on the leftovers filched from religious events was moving, while his contention that neither Jews nor blacks are now subject to racial discrimination and bigotry was challenging.
The riff at its heart may be filched from Queens Of The Stone Age anthem Dollar Milionaire but no matter, this is irresistible.
Round 5 10 Sport, filched from a newspaper on young sports stars.
It is alleged that this is part of up to pounds 50 million that had been filched from the Lottery Fund for similar projects.
This time with tea leaves filched from the meagre wartime ration.
BRUMMIES might be more inclined to donate to a Water Museum celebrating the Elan Valley Waterworks if the undertaking had not been filched from them by Severn Trent Water.
I'm not a Man United fan but I am passionate about my own club, Sunderland AFC, so I sympathised with Man U fans who felt their beloved club had been filched from them by the Glazer family.
This year veteran Roy Brandon has been filched from the Everyman, and he makes a fine Dame Trott, with her exotic dancer tassles and lurid hair.
And in the case of The Waiting Game, a format shamelessly filched from Dale's The Other Half.
I want the reunification of Ireland; I want sanctions lifted on Iraq and Cuba and I want the land which has been filched from the Palestinians by the Jews to be returned to them.
Rug hooking is not just the use of woollens Found in the attic or filched from friends galore To make, as we would say, "something for nothing," To fling a splash of rainbow on the floor.