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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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In Book II, when Pantagruel first meets him in Paris, he is suffering from a chronic malady called " impecunitis, " which he has sixty - three methods of curing, " the most honorable and ordinary of which was filching.
I CAN feel nothing but revulsion for the English tactics in filching Welsh water when we Welsh cannot obtain enough for even domestic use.
The arrested drug dealer has alleged that anti- narcotic cell personnel have been filching drugs from the malkhana lockers and selling them in the open market through him.
A hungry heron has been filching fish from people's ponds in Marsh.
Singh joined Air Canada in April 2000 and 16 months later started filching air miles from passengers using knowledge gained in training.
A Moorpark man accused of secretly videotaping female roommates taking showers may have simply been trying to find out who was filching his shampoo, his attorney said Tuesday.
Never-say-die Dundee have had their moments of good fortune this season, including filching three points in last month's Tayside derby with United and stealing a draw at St Johnstone last Saturday, but their luck ran out on Wednesday when they went down 2-1 at Motherwell.
ANDREW Kerr (Dear Gerrie, November 15) states that "the biggest robbery at the Dome was not the diamond heist but the filching of funds to pay for the building itself".
Ironically, the defeat of Coliseum in the National Stakes at The Curragh was a consequence of Mick Kinane filching a five-length lead on winner Mus-If just over two furlongs out.
Police used a marked roll of toilet paper to put the squeeze on a school principal suspected of filching bathroom tissue from his high school.