gaffle (someone or something)

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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.
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(33.) Hoch T, Kreitz S, Gaffling S, Pischetsrieder M, Hess A.
Gaffling, S Daum et al, [2] described three-dimensional reconstruction of histological slice sequences offers great benefits in the investigation of different morphologies.
In one of his many brilliant passages, he writes: "The competition between England and France for the command of world labor needs to be understood in terms of the struggle of world laborers against their European masters." Here he includes slave rebellions, Native American wars, uprisings in colonial India, nationalist struggles in Ireland, expropriations from the English countryside, and the picaresque proletariat gaffling passerby on the highways and turnpikes.