heist

heist – [ hahyst ] -/ haɪst / – Noun

  • a robbery or holdup: Four men were involved in the armored car heist.

verb (used with object)

  • to take unlawfully, especially in a robbery or holdup; steal: to heist a million dollars’ worth of jewels.
  • to rob or hold up.

WORDS RELATED TO HEIST
caper, larceny, break-in, theft, holdup, stickup, pilferage, sting, rip-off, crime

ORIGIN OF HEIST
1925–30, Americanism; alteration of hoist

OTHER WORDS FROM HEIST
heist·er, noun

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEIST

  • Two gunmen pulled off a daylight heist in the Diamond District and evaded every single cop.
  • The game ended with a Portuguese heist, but it began with an American gift.
  • Asphalt Jungle is sometimes considered the first heist movie, but for me it all starts with Rififi.
  • Here are a few books that sketch out the myths and realities of how to pull a heist.
  • Two writers find themselves in the unlikely role of protagonists in a heist thriller.
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