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heist in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheistheist /haɪst/ noun [countable]  American English informalSCC an act of stealing something very valuable from a shop, bank etc syn robbery a jewelry heistheist verb [transitive]
Examples from the Corpus
heistThere wasn't a heist man or second-storey expert in the neighbourhood who wasn't first-names with Connors.Police have no suspects and few clues in the art heist.The opening scenes of this fractious heist movie see him at his most acute.His heists invariably end in shootouts, explosions and car chases.Ryan Tate said the heist represents the seventh time the free paper has been stolen from news racks since November 1996.The heist itself is an old-fashioned staple: safety deposit boxes.