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heist

verb \ ˈhīst \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of heist

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

Examples of heist in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of heist

variant of 1hoist


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heist

noun

Definition of heist

: armed robbery : holdup; also : theft

Examples of heist in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of heist

1930

heist Synonyms


HEIST Defined for English Language Learners

heist

noun

Definition of heist for English Language Learners

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



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