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v. snitched, snitch·ing, snitch·es
To act as an informer: He snitched on his comrades.
To steal (something, usually something of little value); pilfer: snitched a cookie from the counter.
1. An informer.
2. A thief.
1. (tr) to steal; take, esp in an underhand way
2. (intr) to act as an informer
3. an informer; telltale
4. (Anatomy) the nose
[C17: of unknown origin]
Informal. to snatch or steal; pilfer.
[1900–05, Amer.; perhaps alter. of snatch]
1. to turn informer; tattle.n.
2. an informer.
[1775–85; orig. uncertain]
Past participle: snitched
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|Noun||1.||snitch - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police|
|Verb||1.||snitch - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"|
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
|2.||snitch - give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"|
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
sell out - give information that compromises others
1. Slang. To take (another's property) without permission:
Idiom: make off with.