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heist

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verb \ˈhīst\

Definition of heist

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly dialect :  hoist

  3. 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


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heist

noun

Simple Definition of heist

  • : an act of stealing something from a bank or store

Full Definition of heist

  1. :  armed robbery :  holdup; also :  theft

Examples of heist

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



1930

First Known Use of heist

1930



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