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filch in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfilchfilch /fɪltʃ/ verb [transitive] informal 🔊 🔊 SCCto steal something small or not very valuable syn pinch, nick British English 🔊 He filched a bottle of wine from the cellar.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
filch• But I'd be grateful for anything - even some idea of the scale of the funds they've been filching.• Some wag had already filched a target and pinned it on Sylvester's unknowing back.• She is there in the honesty of her perceptions, which are not secondhand, not filched from others.• Like the time she'd found Will Pegg's pockets full of iron nails he'd filched from Samson.• He often brought her scraps he had filched from the instructors' table.• I am sure in the dim and distant past it had been filched from the wall.• He filched them from my wardrobe when I kicked him out.• Where and how he managed to filch these secret texts will probably always remain a mystery.• Peters filched thousands of coins from the city's parking meters.