burgle vs heist what difference

what is difference between burgle and heist

English

Etymology

Back-formation from burglar (1867)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɜːɡəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ɡəl

Verb

burgle (third-person singular simple present burgles, present participle burgling, simple past and past participle burgled)

  1. (chiefly Australia, Britain, New Zealand) To commit burglary. [from 1867]
    Synonym: burglarize
  2. (Britain, sports) To take the ball legally from an opposing player.

Related terms

  • burglar
  • burglary
  • breaking and entering

Translations

See also

  • rob
  • steal
  • thieve
  • purloin

Anagrams

  • Bugler, Bulger, Elburg, Gubler, bugler, bulger


English

Etymology

Probably pronunciation variation of hoist.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪst/
  • Rhymes: -aɪst

Noun

heist (countable and uncountable, plural heists)

  1. A robbery or burglary, especially from an institution such as a bank or museum.
  2. (uncountable) A fiction genre in which a heist is central to the plot.
    • 2008 March 6, Robert Wilonsky, “Fast and Loose”, Riverfront Times volume 32 number 10, page 28,
      The Bank Job is also the first proper Jason Statham movie since his days banging about in Guy Ritchie’s early heists.

Translations

Verb

heist (third-person singular simple present heists, present participle heisting, simple past and past participle heisted)

  1. (transitive) To steal, rob, or hold up (something).

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Heits, Hites, Sethi, Thiès, ithes, seith, shite, sithe

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

heist

  1. past participle of heise

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