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heist (haɪst (slang) (mainly US) ( and Canadian)



  1. a robbery



  1. (transitive) to steal or burgle

Derived Forms

ˈheister  noun

Word Origin

variant of hoist

Example Sentences Including 'heist'

`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
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'


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