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heist (haɪst Pronunciation for heist (slang) (mainly US) (Canadian)



  1. a robbery


  1. (transitive) to steal or burgle

Derived Forms

ˈheister noun

Word Origin

variant of hoist

Example Sentences Including 'heist'

A COUPLE of low-grade actors in Dublin find they have to lift their professional game to pull off a heist in The Actors.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
During the briefing he told the Board that top level republicans were behind the heist.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
If there are acting honours in The Score they go to Edward Norton as Jack Teller, who thinks up the heist.
John Baxter DE NIRO: A Biography (2002)
Midnight: Rumours of a £30m heist at Northern Bank's headquarters are already sweeping bars in Belfast.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Or Agarwal himself could have conceptualised the G-sec heist.
Business Today (2002)
That was why Shadow Dancer went straight to Barak's house when he returned to Beirut after the heist.
MacNeill, Alastair Code Breaker
Then there was the diamond heist outside the Gasson Diamond House in March `87 -- `
MacNeill, Alistair Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'
Two youths and two men were arrested by Toronto holdup detectives following an Etobicoke jewelry store heist.
Toronto Sun (2003)
`It cost me, along with travelling money and new duds, every penny of the Kansas City heist I had stashed away.
Butterworth, Michael The Five Million Dollar Prince


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