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Definition of heist verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

heist

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//haɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they heist
BrE BrE//haɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪst//
 
he / she / it heists
BrE BrE//haɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪsts//
 
past simple heisted
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪstɪd//
 
past participle heisted
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪstɪd//
 
-ing form heisting
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪstɪŋ//
 
Committing crime
 
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heist something (informal, especially North American English) to steal something valuable from a shop/store or bank See related entries: Committing crime Word Originmid 19th cent. (originally US): representing a local pronunciation of hoist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heist

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