gaffle


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gaffle (someone or something)

1. To steal or seize something. Hey man, don't just gaffle my headphones—ask me if you want to use them. I heard she got arrested for gaffling a lipstick from the corner store.
2. To apprehend someone. After trying to gaffle these guys for months, we were finally able to bring them into the station tonight.
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gaffle

1. tv. to steal something. Somebody gaffled my bike!
2. tv. to arrest someone. The copper gaffled Fred Monday.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The most spectacular of his gaffles is the story of why and how he decided not to publish Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West.