heist(redirected from a heist)
1. verb To lift someone or something up. In this usage, "heist" is often followed by "up," in which case a noun or pronoun can be used between "heist" and "up." Heist up the flag, will you? I heisted the baby up off the floor when she started to cry.
2. verb To rob someone or something. This place is totally ransacked, and the TV is missing—I think someone heisted us!
3. noun A robbery. Oh boy, what is this elaborate heist you're planning? You know, the cops are going to catch you one of these days.
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heist someone or something (up)
Rur. to lift someone or something. See if you can heist that box onto the top shelf. Dad heisted me up so I could see over the fence. John groaned and heisted up the bale of hay.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. n. a theft; a robbery. (see also lift.) Lefty just had to pull one last heist.
2. tv. to steal something; to rob a person or place; to lift something. (Underworld.) The thugs heisted her and took her purse and watch.
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