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purloin

purloin

purloin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word purloin

Definition
(verb) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms : abstract , cabbage , filch , hook , lift , nobble , pilfer , pinch , snarf , sneak , swipe

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for purloin

pur + lion -- lion never purchases he only takes(steals) from other. So purloin is to steal
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by RDSingh

PURLOIN=PEARL+COIN. Thieves like to purloin PEARLs and COINs.
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by dshefman

purLOIN..LOIN is Loot+cOIN ..ie to loot,rob,snatch
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by ggauravr

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