stick-up


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stick-up

n
slang chiefly US a robbery at gunpoint; hold-up
vb (adverb)
1. (tr) slang chiefly US to rob, esp at gunpoint
2. informal (foll by: for) to support or defend: stick up for oneself.
Translations

stick-up

[ˈstɪkʌp] Natraco m, asalto m

stick-up

[ˈstɪkˌʌp] n (fam) → rapina a mano armata
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As the tide rose and fell, we adjusted how far into the mud our stick-up poles were sunk, so the silhouettes sat on the water properly.
In an April 25 stick-up, the men stole a shotgun from one of the victims at Don Juan Carniceria.
Robert Redford and Paul Newman, who honed their easy camaraderie as stand-up stick-up guys to perfection in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, reinvented the buddy flick with the most likeable pair of jokers since Hope and Crosby, and pulled off a con that outwitted the villain, the cops, and the audience in a hat trick that's still being imitated in films as different as Confidence and Heist.
The kids - a girl and two boys aged about nine - stormed into the banks, fired cap guns and yelled: "It's a stick-up.
A good way to start fishing a Texas-rigged worm is to cast to likely holding areas--logs, weed-beds, stick-ups, rock piles, drop offs, docks or underwater humps, to name a few.
e match lake at Newbridge is a 30 peg rectangular lake with a central island with most of the pegs having stick-ups against the island.
You can either quickly accumulate cash through profitable activities like knocking over armored cars, winning street races, doing stick-ups or a host of other cash-making endeavors"
Given the level of crime in the UAE is mercifully low, and petrol station stick-ups unheard of, I'm not quite sure what kind of gangs they think are hiding out under fake names.
What can CCTVs do when stick-ups happen in dark alleys of the city, or under a bridge, or on foot bridges even?
The product line, which includes plastic containers, Stick-Ups, floral wraps and sleeves, has been successful for the company, he said.
Crime logs: you may have them in your own local paper, often buried towards the back pages and dutifully recounting all reported crimes from stick-ups to graffiti and drunks.