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n. Slang
A robbery, especially at gunpoint.

[From the expression "Stick up your hands!".]
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n. Informal.
a holdup; robbery.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stickup - robbery at gunpointstickup - robbery at gunpoint      
robbery - larceny by threat of violence
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Slang. The act or crime of taking another's property unlawfully and by force:
Slang: heist.
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There really should be a warning statement on the first page of the Stickup Artists Guidebook.
"They were pretty nervous," she told The Daily Star, describing the stickup as "unprofessional."
ATMSafe also pays up to P11,250 to enable the cardholder to replace documents such as governmentissued ID cards lost during an ATM stickup.
At this point, Firth basically re-enacted the bank robbery scene, with the famous illegible stickup note.
Reportedly the police, apart from arms, also recovered the loot from the deceased robbers, they were getting away with after a stickup in the area.
Set against this backdrop, Caranfil's film begins with a recreation of that famous heist: a spectacular Western-style stickup. A taxi swerves onto the scene.
Bill was prepared, with the fight hardware, attitude and game plans, to "repel boarders" in a home invasion or deal with an ATM stickup or sudden violence in his business.
However, when the young men put their plan into action on July 14, one patron at an Ocala, Florida, Internet cafe certainly challenged the "techno geek" stereotype when he thwarted their stickup. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the two suspects in the robbery, Davis Dawkins and DuWayne Henderson, allegedly entered the Palms Internet Cafe just before 10 p.m.
DUBAI A young Indian tools seller lay in his blood-soaked shirt screaming for help after being shot in the chest at point-blank range in a daylight stickup gone horribly wrong in a crowded area of Dubai on Tuesday, eyewitnesses and the victim's family told XPRESS.
The three robbers were caught after a surveillance camera at the Junction City market recorded the stickup - and the suspects' getaway car.
With this 'stickup' mirror, which adheres easily to tiles, shaving in the shower is now a breeze.
His favourite character is gay stickup artist Omar who steals from drug pushers to give to the poor.