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

  • transitive v. To steal: heisted the collection of jewels from the museum.
  • transitive v. To hold up; rob.
  • n. A robbery; a burglary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A robbery or burglary, especially from an institution such as a bank or museum.
  • n. A heist film: a film whose plot centers around an attempted robbery.
  • v. To steal, rob, or hold up (something).

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

  • v. commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
  • n. robbery at gunpoint
  • n. the act of stealing


Alteration of hoist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Pronunciation variation of hoist (Wiktionary)



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