nouninformal, chiefly US
An armed robbery in which a gun is used to threaten people.
- 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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