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