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stick-up

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Definition of stick-up in English:

noun

informal , chiefly US
An armed robbery in which a gun is used to threaten people: I had strolled into a genuine stick-up
More example sentences
  • It would bring me back to my criminal roots and culminate my career; it would remind me how I climbed from muggings to stick-ups to hold-ups to armed robbery to the grandest of larceny.
  • And you've got to look to see if there are other individuals that partook of some parts of the crime spree itself- you know, maybe armed stick-ups.
  • But something tells me that the federal sentencing standards are tougher on Post Office robberies than supermarket stick-ups.

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