For Nixon, it was the Watergate break-in, designed to filch political plans of his 1972 foes.
I was the man with his hands in his pockets who saw the thing steadily and saw it whole—to filch a windy phrase.
You are to receive the money, and share it with the scoundrel who intends to filch it from me.
There were some eggs and a filch of bacon which they had brought from Winnipeg.
The knave might filch his treasures; he was heedless of the knave.
Men seized the opportunity to take advantage of his tendencies and youth to filch from him his wealth.
So you filch sixpence out of my purse while I'm taking the clothes in.
The men who take have no more license, from God or man, to take, than have those from whom they filch.
Come, filch, you shall go with me into my own Room, and tell me the whole Story.
Progress is an honest man; the ideal and the absolute do not filch pocket-handkerchiefs.
"steal," 1560s, slang, perhaps from c.1300 filchen "to snatch, take as booty," of unknown origin. Liberman says filch is probably from German filzen "comb through." Related: Filched; filching.
To steal or grab something from someone: filched the remote control