Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A robbery, especially at gunpoint.

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  • n. A robbery at gunpoint
  • n. A small diameter tree branch or limb that extends out of the water in flooded or submerged timber, as in a lake or river.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. robbery at gunpoint

Etymologies

From the expression "Stick up your hands!”.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The stickup was the second grab-and-run heist in Sin City in two months.

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  • The pen he holds as a gun in the opening lines suggests Heaney is a kind of stickup man at first, taking aim at his father for doing undignified work, which Heaney must "look down" on.

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  • June 21 edition of Fox News 'stated that BP had been the victim of a "political shakedown" and a "stickup" to force the company to fund the $20 billion "slush fund."

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  • The top U.S. official in Lahore, Carmela Conroy, disputed that Friday, saying police did not consider what she deemed witness accounts of the stickup, which were aired on Pakistani television in the days after the shooting.

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  • Seriously, if you walk into a bank and say "this is a stickup," you go to jail.

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  • Hell, this nigga hung out with Gunz, a known stickup kid.

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  • There was also the "Cat Woman" robber, who is alleged to have pulled one stickup of a shoe store in a cat mask.

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  • We got stickup kids, corrupt cops, and crack rocks and stray shots, all on the block that stays hot

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  • Frank was arrested in the back of an alley after his third taxicab stickup.

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  • But just remember, hoodies are a preferred look of convenience-store stickup men, drug dealers and G20 rioters, not to mention the Unabomber.

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