Heist definition

hīst
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A robbery; a burglary.
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The definition of heist is slang for a robbery or burglary.

When someone robs a jewelry store and escapes with 1000s of diamonds, this is an example of a heist.

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To steal.

Heisted the collection of jewels from the museum.

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To hold up; rob.
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(informal) A robbery or holdup.
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(slang) To rob or steal.
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A robbery or burglary, especially from an institution such as a bank or museum.
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(slang) A heist film: a film whose plot centers around an attempted robbery.
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To steal, rob, or hold up (something).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
heist
Plural:
heists

Origin of heist

  • Alteration of hoist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Pronunciation variation of hoist

    From Wiktionary