One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she had filched a bottle of claret’
pilfer, steal, thieve, rob, take, purloin, snatch, abstract, misappropriate, embezzle, shoplift
pinch, nick, swipe, nab, whip, rip off, lift, liberate, walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, snaffle, snitch
British knock off, nobble, blag
British rhyming slang half-inch
North American glom, heist
Australian dated clifty
West Indian tief
archaic crib, hook
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