- (slang, mainly US) a robbery at gunpoint; hold-up
stick up (adverb)
- (transitive) (slang, mainly US) to rob, esp at gunpoint
- (intransitive) foll by for (informal) to support or defend ⇒
stick up for oneself
Example Sentences Including 'stick-up'
Does a day go by these days without a cancer stick-up in Edmonton?
Edmonton Sun (2003)
His most famous line, Kurlansky tells us, was `Up against the wall motherf***er, this is a stick-up ".
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Q) Is it correct to wear a butterfly, stick-up collar with a DJ?
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
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