a robbery or holdup: Four men were involved in the armored car heist.
to take unlawfully, especially in a robbery or holdup; steal:to heist a million dollars' worth of jewels.
to rob or hold up.
- heister, noun
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How to use heist in a sentence
So Silveti gathered a team of trusted DFS agents and his secretary, Estela, to plan the heist.Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite | Bobbie Johnson | January 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
In the first episode, Diop hatches an elaborate plot to steal a necklace that belonged to Marie Antoinette from the Louvre—and the heists only get more innovative from there.International heist dramas are suddenly Netflix’s biggest hits | Adam Epstein | January 21, 2021 | Quartz
Two of Netflix’s three most popular original series ever are heist dramas.International heist dramas are suddenly Netflix’s biggest hits | Adam Epstein | January 21, 2021 | Quartz
Scammers will profit from crisis and confusion, especially if the heist is easy and risks are minimal.Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable | Bobbie Johnson | January 6, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Although he is imprisoned, he ultimately escapes before standing trial and goes on to pull off many other colorful heists.Lupin trailer offers a fresh retelling of classic French gentleman thief | Jennifer Ouellette | December 3, 2020 | Ars Technica
Return fraud has been called the invisible heist—or “de-shopping.”The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks | M.L. Nestel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two gunmen pulled off a daylight heist in the Diamond District and evaded every single cop.How to Get Away With Stealing $2 Million in Jewelry in the Heart of New York | John Surico | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had his team practice the bank heist over and over, throwing in various possibilities and forecasting alternative measures.
What had started as a simple heist had now become a hostage crisis and for the next 14 hours.Making 'The Dog': The Amazing True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ | Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The game ended with a Portuguese heist, but it began with an American gift.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory | Tunku Varadarajan | June 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Will made his daring plunge Josh heist on rushed to the side, and stood with starting eyes gazing at the disturbed water.Menhardoc | George Manville Fenn
But apparently the job was a genuine heist, not a cover-up for something else.And Then the Town Took Off | Richard Wilson
Van der heist and Frans Hals are sinking to the level of gifted amateurs.A Wanderer in Holland | E. V. Lucas
Ef he should bother us I kin heist him on my back, easy enuf.The Free Lances | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for heist
(tr) to steal or burgle
- heister, noun
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