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heist

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heist

  1. an instance of theft <it was the largest jewelry heist in the city's history> Synonyms grab, theft, pinch, rip-off, snatching, swipingRelated Words break-in, burglary, holdup, mugging, stickup




heist

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heist

  1. to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep <a professional burglar was able to heist a box of jewelry from the safe in the closet> Synonyms appropriate, boost [slang], filch, steal, hook, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveRelated Words burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present




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