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heist

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verb \ˈhīst\

Definition of heist

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly dialectal :  hoist

  3. 2a :  to commit armed robbery onb :  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

Origin and Etymology of heist

variant of 1hoist


First Known Use: 1865


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heist

noun

Definition of heist

  1. :  armed robbery :  holdup; also :  theft

Examples of heist in a Sentence

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

1930

First Known Use of heist

1930


HEIST Defined for English Language Learners

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heist

noun

Definition of heist for English Language Learners

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



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