stick-up

stickup

[stik-uhp]
noun Informal.
a holdup; robbery.
Also, stick-up.


Origin:
1855–60; noun use of verb phrase stick up

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stick-up
 
n
1.  slang chiefly (US) a robbery at gunpoint; hold-up
 
vb (foll by for)
2.  slang chiefly (US) (tr) to rob, esp at gunpoint
3.  informal to support or defend: stick up for oneself

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