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filch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
filchfilch /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.
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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.
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Verb table
filch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfilch
he, she, itfilches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfilched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave filched
he, she, ithas filched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad filched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill filch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have filched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam filching
he, she, itis filching
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you, we, theyare filching
Past
I, he, she, itwas filching
you, we, theywere filching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been filching
he, she, ithas been filching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been filching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be filching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been filching
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