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.