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If you look as if you’ve seen a ghost, you look very fright­ened or wor­ried. Some­one who is wit­ness to a crime sees some­thing hap­pen that is against the law.

A hold-up (US ifml. also: stick-up) is an act of steal­ing from a bank or a shop, us­ing a gun or a knife.

If you hand over some­thing to some­one, you give them some­thing be­cause you are forced to do so.

The tak­ings are the to­tal amount of money that a shop re­ceives from sell­ing things dur­ing a cer­tain pe­riod of time.

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