Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To steal.
  • transitive verb To hold up; rob.
  • noun A robbery; a burglary.

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

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  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
  • noun robbery at gunpoint
  • noun the act of stealing

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of hoist.]

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Pronunciation variation of hoist

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