Filch and Nick


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Filch verb – To take (something) without right and with an intent to keep.
Usage example: too hungry to wait until the party had started, he filched a cookie from the buffet table when no one was looking

Nick is a synonym for filch in British slang topic. In some cases you can use "Nick" instead a verb "Filch", when it comes to topics like steal.
Synonyms for Filch


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Nick verb – To take (something) without right and with an intent to keep.
Usage example: that lorry was a piece of rubbish, I don't know why anyone would want to nick it

Filch is a synonym for nick. You can use "Filch" instead a verb "Nick".
Nearby Words: nicked, Nicky, Nicki, Nickie
Synonyms for Nick

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  • He is nick-named the Barefoot Bandit (or Barefoot Burglar, if you prefer) because he would filch items from stores whilst barefoot and painted footprints on the floor to taunt police... In April 2010, 20th Century Fox bought the rights to make a movie about him.
  • And in one scene, Nearly Headless Nick convinces Peeves to destroy a cabinet to distract Filch for Harry; the broken cabinet becomes a major plot point in Half-Blood Prince.
  • It is first mentioned off-hand that Nick got Peeves to drop the Vanishing Cabinet and break it, in order to distract Filch from Harry.
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