heist heist  /ˈhaɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of stealing
  2. (n) robbery at gunpoint
  3. (v) commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling

Usage(s):

  1. A failed attempt at the world's biggest jewel heist adds mystique to London's least-loved landmark.
  2. Readers were fascinated that a small-time hood could end up being part of the biggest heist in British history and be the only one to get away with it all.
  3. But for much longer he's been preoccupied with the Mona Lisa heist.

News

  1. Brenda Heist, who disappeared from Lititz home 11 years ago, sentenced to year in jail

    "Runaway mom" Brenda Heist will spend the next year in jail.The 54-year-old woman who vanished from her Lititz home in 2002 was declared legally dead in 2010 until she resurfaced in April in Key Largo, Fla.Now, she is paying the price for violating the terms of her probation.Heist was sentenced Tues...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  2. Jewel Heist Caught on Tape

    Georgia cops have launched a manhunt for a couple whose $500,000 jewelry heist was caught on the store’s surveillance camera. Gwinnett County police released the surveillance video from the June 5 robbery today in hopes of someone identifying the robbery duo who made off with...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Brenda Heist, who disappeared from Lititz home 11 years ago, sentenced to jail

    "Runaway mom" Brenda Heist is going to jail.The 54-year-old woman vanished from her Lititz home in 2002 and was declared legally dead in 2010. She resurfaced in Key Largo, Fla., in late April.Now, however, she is paying the price for violating the terms of her probation.Heist was sentenced Tuesday m...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

Quotes

  1. "We are not conducting a law enforcement operation against a check-writing scam or trying to foil a bank heist," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. "We are at war against extremists who want to kill our citizens."
    on Sep 28, 2006 By: Mitch McConnell Source: USA Today

  2. "I originally wrote it as a heist movie, and heist movies traditionally are very deliberately superficial in emotional terms," Nolan said. "They're frivolous and glamorous, and there's a sort of gloss and fun to it. I originally tried to...
    on Apr 3, 2010 By: Christopher Nolan Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The story is a very unique British heist tale with colourful London characters," said Aronofsky. "I've always wanted to shoot in England and Kerry is the perfect writer to bring authenticity to this outrageous true bank job."
    on Sep 22, 2009 By: Darren Aronofsky Source: guardian.co.uk

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