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English translation: pump-and-run thief

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01:34 Sep 24, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: doorrijder
Context = petrol station
How would you call someone who fills up his tank at the petrol station and then drives off without paying?
I have though ot 'fill-and-run' but I'm sure there is a more accurate term which refers to the person instead of to the action.
Can anyone help?
Kathleen Ferny
Belgium
Local time: 17:51
English translation:pump-and-run thief
Explanation:
I've always heard the practice called "pumping and running". This is what a Google search on "pump run" turned up.
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xxxJon Zuber
Grading comment
Thanks. I think I will finally opt for 'drive-offs', but your answer made me find this solution.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
napump-and-run thiefxxxJon Zuber
nafill-and-runHavona


  

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32 mins
fill-and-run


Explanation:
I think this would be a pretty could translation. If the context were "deze man is een doorrijder", "this person committed a fill-and-run" would be a good translation. "Filler-and-runner" seems rather odd, doesn't it, so I feel it would be better to describe than to find a precise translation. Sorry I cannot help you with that.
Good luck

Havona
Netherlands
Local time: 17:51
PRO pts in pair: 56
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2 hrs
pump-and-run thief


Explanation:
I've always heard the practice called "pumping and running". This is what a Google search on "pump run" turned up.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thanks. I think I will finally opt for 'drive-offs', but your answer made me find this solution.
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