heist

[hahyst] Slang.
noun
1.
a robbery or holdup: Four men were involved in the armored car heist.
verb (used with object)
2.
to take unlawfully, especially in a robbery or holdup; steal: to heist a million dollars' worth of jewels.
3.
to rob or hold up.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; alteration of hoist

heister, noun
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heist (haɪst)
 
n
1.  a robbery
 
vb
2.  (tr) to steal or burgle
 
[variant of hoist]
 
'heister
 
n

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heist
1927 (in heister "shoplifter, thief"), Amer.Eng. slang, probably dialectal alt. of hoist "lift," in sense of "shoplift," also in older British slang "to lift another on one's shoulders to help him break in."
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Example sentences
In the same way, economic inequality is not in question when an armed robber kills a bank guard in an attempted heist.
But doubts remain over whether the case is connected to the information heist.
He is currently working on a book about the world's largest unsolved art heist.
The breakfast before the heist in reservoir dogs is another example.
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