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Noun: holdup  'hówld,úp
  1. Robbery at gunpoint
    - armed robbery, heist, stickup
     
  2. The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    - delay
Verb: hold up
  1. Be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    "The beam holds up the roof";
    - hold, support, sustain
     
  2. Hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
     
  3. Cause to be slowed down or delayed
    "Traffic was held up by the bad weather";
    - delay, detain
     
  4. (crime) rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
    - stick up
     
  5. Continue to live through hardship or adversity
    "These superstitions hold up in the backwaters of America";
    - survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold out
     
  6. Resist or confront with resistance
    "The politician held up public opinion";
    - defy, withstand, hold
     
  7. Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
    "Her shoes won't hold up";
    - stand up, hold water

Derived forms: holdups, holds up, holding up, held up

See also: hold

Type of: decelerate, display, dispute [archaic], exhibit, expose, hold out, inactivity, resist, retard, rob, robbery, slow, slow down, slow up, stand firm, withstand

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