Hold up

Pronunciation: hōld ŭp´
v. t.1.To rob, usually at gunpoint or knifepoint.
2.To delay; as, bad weather held up the satellite launch for two days.
Verb1.hold up - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
Synonyms: support, sustain, hold
2.hold up - hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
3.hold up - cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
Synonyms: delay, detain
4.hold up - rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
Synonyms: stick up
5.hold up - continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
6.hold up - resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
Synonyms: defy, withstand, hold
7.hold up - resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
Synonyms: hold water, stand up
brave, brave out, defy, endure, hold, hold out, resist, stand firm, weather, withstand
Translate Hold up to Spanish, Translate Hold up to German, Translate Hold up to French
hold dear
hold down
hold fast
hold firm
hold in
hold off
hold on
Hold on!
hold one's own
hold open
hold out
hold over
hold still for
hold sway
hold the line
hold tight
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hold water
holding cell
holding company
holding device
Holding note
Holding over
holding pattern
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