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 we hide behind our stick-ups, Jobe's brother-in-law, Tommy Gorham, waits in a skiff off in the distance, racing to collect dead ducks and geese when they fall.
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.
Executive produced by No I.D., the album is heavy with blunt-force chronicles of stick-ups and street pharmaceuticals, wrathful condemnations of police brutality, and prayers that his enemy's bullets miss.
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?
Meanwhile, the number of total robberies - a sum that includes everything from street stick-ups to bank heists - in Eugene has increased substantially since 2005.
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.
The line was formerly sold as Stick-Ups, by Priss Prints.