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See also: Heist
Probably pronunciation variation of hoist.
- A robbery or burglary, especially from an institution such as a bank or museum.
- 2014 August 21, “A brazen heist in Paris [print version: International New York Times, 22 August 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times:
- The audacious hijacking in Paris of a van carrying the baggage of a Saudi prince to his private jet is obviously an embarrassment to the French capital, whose ultra-high-end boutiques have suffered a spate of heists in recent months.
- (countable, uncountable) A fiction genre in which a heist is central to the plot; a work in such a genre.
- 2002, Theatre Record, volume 22, numbers 10-18, page 1177:
- It is a conventional heist play in which the drama is created less through the characters' actions than through the fact of one of them having a gun.
- 2008 March 6, Robert Wilonsky, “Fast and Loose”, in Riverfront Times, volume 32, number 10, page 28:
- The Bank Job is also the first proper Jason Statham movie since his days banging about in Guy Ritchie's early heists.
- 2014, Daryl Lee, The Heist Film: Stealing With Style, page 69:
- The crew resemble typical heist characters[.]
a robbery or burglary
to steal, rob or hold up something