One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘burglars made off with all the wedding presents’
take, steal, purloin, pilfer, abscond with, appropriate, run away with, run off with, carry off, snatch
informal walk away with, walk off with, swipe, filch, snaffle, nab, lift, liberate, snitch
British informal pinch, half-inch, nick, whip, knock off, nobble, bone
North American informal heist, glom
Australian informal snavel
West Indian informal tief
archaic crib, hook
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