stickup

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noun stick·up \ ˈstik-ˌəp \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of stickup

:a robbery at gunpoint :holdup

Examples of stickup in a Sentence

  1. He pulled out a gun and shouted, This is a stickup!.

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First Known Use of stickup

1862


stick up

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Definition of stick up

intransitive verb
:to stand upright or on end :protrude
transitive verb
:to rob at gunpoint
stick up for
:to speak or act in defense of :support

First Known Use of stick up

15th century


STICKUP Defined for English Language Learners

stickup

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Definition of stickup for English Language Learners

  • : a robbery that is done using a gun


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