Definition of stick someone/thing up in English:

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stick someone/thing up

informal, chiefly North American Rob someone or something at gunpoint: they had served time for sticking up a store in Akron, Ohio
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  • He had robbed deliverymen three times over the previous week, sticking them up with a realistic-looking pellet gun.
  • When a carload of masked bandits tried to stick up the Bank of Millington on March 8, 1929, bank employees switched on an alarm.
  • A man who tried to stick up a liquor store is now sitting in a jail cell.
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