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hold up

 
Noun hold up has 2 senses
  1. armed robbery, heist, holdup, stickup - robbery at gunpoint
    --1 is a kind of robbery
    Derived form: verb hold up4
  2. delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    --2 is a kind of inactivity
    --2 has particulars:
     break, interruption, disruption, gap; demurrage; forbearance; postponement, deferment, deferral; procrastination, cunctation, shillyshally; slowdown, lag, retardation; dalliance, dawdling, trifling, wasting time; filibuster; tarriance, lingering
    Derived form: verb hold up3
Verb hold up has 7 senses
  1. 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?"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. hold up - hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
    --2 is one way to
    expose, exhibit, display
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. 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"
    --3 is one way to decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard
    Derived form: noun holdup2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. hold up, stick up - rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
    --4 is one way to rob
    Derived form: noun holdup1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to hold up
  6. 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"
    --6 is one way to resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. stand up, hold up, hold water - resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
    --7 is one way to survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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