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synonyms for pilfer

  • filch
  • purloin
  • swipe
  • annex
  • appropriate
  • borrow
  • cop
  • crib
  • liberate
  • lift
  • moonlight
  • palm
  • pinch
  • pluck
  • requisition
  • rob
  • scrounge
  • snare
  • snatch
  • take
  • thieve
  • rip off
  • walk off with
See also synonyms for: pilfered / pilferer / pilfering
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antonyms for pilfer

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  • free
  • give
  • keep
  • offer
  • receive
  • refuse
  • reject
  • return
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How to use pilfer in a sentence

After hacking your way through a parade of low-level enemies, and past a mini-boss, you meet the large bird that pilfered the Demonic Forest Spirit’s soul.
‘DEATH’S DOOR’: A CLEVER AND FUN ZELDA HOMAGECHRISTOPHER BYRDJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
En route, they have pilfered from grain stores, scoffed mountains of corn and pineapples, and caused over $1 million of damage as they amble slowly through farmland and villages.
CHINA’S WANDERING ELEPHANTS HAVE CHARMED THE WORLD. BUT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THEIR STORY ENDS HAPPILYCHARLIE CAMPBELL / SHANGHAIJULY 14, 2021TIME
I’ve made delicious shrubs with everything from early spring rhubarb to loquats pilfered from my parents’ backyard.
HOMEMADE SHRUBS ARE YOUR GATEWAY TO A WORLD OF SWEET, TANGY SUMMER DRINKINGALIZA ABARBANELJULY 8, 2021EATER
As a teenager, Kaestel stole to eat, then to get another tank of gas, and eventually to pay for everything he’d otherwise need to pilfer piecemeal.
HE ROBBED A TACO JOINT WITH A TOY WATER GUN FOR $264. HE GOT LIFE IN PRISON.KATE BRIQUELETMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
It makes sense that mole-rats would not only defend it, but try to pilfer this resource from others.
NAKED MOLE-RATS INVADE NEIGHBORING COLONIES AND STEAL BABIESJAKE BUEHLEROCTOBER 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
To pay a debt by means of a worthless cheque was evidently less reprehensible than to pilfer a brooch from a dressing-table.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
To pilfer a supper, and then have it found in its natural state, after eating it—I confess that that is a most remarkable trick!
BROTHER JACQUES (NOVELS OF PAUL DE KOCK, VOLUME XVII)CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
Like the others of this family, they pilfer their food from the Gulls, and are also very destructive to young birds and eggs.
THE BIRD BOOKCHESTER A. REED
The movements of the red-haired girl were not those of one who sought to pilfer.
A BOOK OF GHOSTSSABINE BARING-GOULD
When they had pilfer'd some from her, she was more cautious how she paraded with 'em for the future.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IIIKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
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WORDS RELATED TO PILFER

  • annex
  • borrow
  • clap
  • confiscate
  • cop
  • embezzle
  • filch
  • get fingers on
  • get hands on
  • grab
  • grab hold of
  • hijack
  • liberate
  • lift
  • misappropriate
  • moonlight requisition
  • pilfer
  • pocket
  • secure
  • snatch
  • swipe
  • take over
  • usurp
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