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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pilfer mean? 

PILFER (verb)
  The verb PILFER has 1 sense:

1. make off with belongings of others

  Familiarity information: PILFER used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PILFER (verb)

Sense 1pilfer [BACK TO TOP]


Make off with belongings of others

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


pilfer; cabbage; filch; snarf; purloin; abstract; nobble; swipe; pinch; sneak; hook; lift

Hypernyms (to "pilfer" is one way to...):

steal (take without the owner's consent)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Sentence example:

They pilfer the goods

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