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Overview of noun hold_up

The noun holdup has 2 senses

Overview of verb hold_up

The verb hold up has 7 senses

  • hold, support, sustain, 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?")

  • hold up -- (hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration)

  • delay, detain, 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")

  • hold up, stick up -- (rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat)

  • survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out -- (continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?")

  • defy, withstand, hold, 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")

  • stand up, hold up, hold water -- (resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water")