filch filch  /ˈfɪltʃ/


  • (v) make off with belongings of others



  1. It teaches Jim that he may -- must -- filch food from the dying and take shoes from the dead.
  2. He frequently managed to slip off by himself, filch code books, signal books, photographs, blueprints, plans, maps, models.
  3. By the 1920s Freudian psychologists, always attuned to underlying sexual drives, were comparing the rush from a successful filch to the pleasure of an orgasm.


  • Meet the film noir bandit

    A wannabe thief tried to filch a stack of cash from a Staten Island ATM with a stolen credit card - but all he got was this grainy, cinematic snapshot from a surveillance camera.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Daily News


  • "I've also got a lovely moment between Umbridge and Filch after the fireworks," Yates said, "where her hair is on fire and Filch tries to extinguish it. It's very 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles.' "
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: David Yates Source:

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