heist


1heist

verb \ˈhīst\

Definition of HEIST

transitive verb
1
chiefly dialect :  hoist
2
a :  to commit armed robbery on
b :  steal 1a

Examples of HEIST

  1. <a professional burglar was able to heist a box of jewelry from the safe in the closet>

Origin of HEIST

variant of 1hoist
First Known Use: 1865

Rhymes with HEIST

2heist

noun

: an act of stealing something from a bank or store

Full Definition of HEIST

:  armed robbery :  holdup; also :  theft

Examples of HEIST

  1. <it was the largest jewelry heist in the city's history>

First Known Use of HEIST

1930

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