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PILFER

 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]

Meaning:

Make off with belongings of others

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

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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