smash and grab
A robbery where a window of a shop or other premises is smashed and items are grabbed as quickly as possible.

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  • Smash and grab — is a term first coined in South Africa to describe a criminal activity that involves the breaking of a car window and grabbing (quickly taking) of valuables and running away. This practise occurs when the vehicle is temporarily stationary at a… …   Wikipedia

  • smash-and-grab — smash and grabs also smash and grab N COUNT: oft N n A smash and grab is a robbery in which a person breaks a shop window, takes the things that are on display there, and runs away with them. ...a smash and grab raid …   English dictionary

  • smash-and-grab — adj BrE smash and grab raid/attack etc a crime in which someone robs a shop by breaking the window and stealing things quickly >smash and grab n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smash-and-grab — adjective a smash and grab crime involves breaking the windows of a building or car in order to steal things quickly ╾ ,smash and grab noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • smash-and-grab — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a robbery) in which the thief smashes a shop window and seizes goods …   English terms dictionary

  • smash-and-grab — UK / US adjective a smash and grab crime involves breaking the windows of a building or car in order to steal things quickly Derived word: smash and grab UK / US noun countable Word forms smash and grab : singular smash and grab plural smash and… …   English dictionary

  • smash-and-grab — adjective smash and grab raid the act of robbing a shop by breaking the window and stealing valuable goods smash and grab noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • smash-and-grab — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective chiefly Britain : committed by smashing a shop window and snatching articles displayed within a smash and grab robbery …   Useful english dictionary

  • smash-and-grab — adj. Smash and grab is used with these nouns: ↑raid …   Collocations dictionary

  • smash and grab — see smash and grab …   English dictionary

  • smash-and-grab — /smæʃ ən ˈgræb/ (say smash uhn grab) noun a robbery performed swiftly by breaking a shopwindow, as of a jeweller s, snatching the goods, and running away …   Australian English dictionary

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