stickup
noun Date: 1904 a robbery at gunpoint ; holdup

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stickup — [n] holdup armed robbery, burglary, crime, mugging, robbery, stealing, theft; concept 192 …   New thesaurus

  • stickup — ☆ stickup [stik′up΄ ] n. slang term for HOLDUP (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • stickup — Synonyms and related words: armed robbery, asportation, assault and robbery, banditry, bank robbery, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, extortion, heist, highway robbery, hijacking, holdup, mugging, pocket picking, purse snatching, robbery, robbing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stickup — /stik up /, n. Informal. a holdup; robbery. Also, stick up. [1855 60; n. use of v. phrase stick up] * * * …   Universalium

  • stickup — noun a) A robbery at gunpoint b) A small diameter tree branch or limb that extends out of the water in flooded or submerged timber, as in a lake or river …   Wiktionary

  • stickup — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Sl. holdup, heist, mugging. see robbery II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly: hold up, rob. Slang: heist, knock… …   English dictionary for students

  • stickup — n. armed robbery, heist, holdup (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stickup — stick•up [[t]ˈstɪkˌʌp[/t]] n. Informal. inf a holdup; robbery • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • stickup — noun robbery at gunpoint • Syn: ↑armed robbery, ↑heist, ↑holdup • Derivationally related forms: ↑stick up, ↑hold up (for: ↑holdup), ↑heist …   Useful english dictionary

  • stickup man — index burglar Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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