Definition Of filched


pilfer or steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way.

I was promptly accused of filching Mr. Muir's idea

Example Of filched

  • Although the Princeton official's motives were not revealed, the break-in was thought to be an academic Watergate, an illicit attempt to filch information on what the competition was up to.

  • Both major candidates are filching each others’ rhetoric and pandering.

  • But I'm still working on filching my mom's secret recipes.

  • Federal authorities have prosecuted thieves who have used stolen passwords to filch credit reports and steal from thousands of consumers.

  • He could have gotten away with things worse than helping me filch a sweet from his aunt, or a bit of harmless mischief.

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