Hands up!

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Hands up!

 and Stick 'em up!; Put 'em up!
Raise your hands in the air; this is a robbery! (Underworld and Old West.) Hands up! Don't anybody move a muscle. This is a heist. Stick 'em up! Give me all your valuables.
See also: Hand

ˌhands ˈup!

(spoken)
1 used to tell a group of people to raise one hand in the air if they know the answer to a question, etc: Hands up all those who want to go swimming.
2 used by somebody who is threatening people with a gun to tell them to raise both hands in the air
See also: hand

Hands up!

and Stick ’em up!
exclam. Raise your hands in the air; this is a robbery! (Underworld and Western.) Hands up! Don’t anybody move a muscle. This is a heist. Stick ’em up, cowboy!
See also: Hand