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  Definition of hold up
  1. 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"
  2. 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?"
  3. hold up something as an example; hold up one''s achievements for admiration
  4. rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
  5. 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. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won''t hold up"; "This theory won''t hold water"
  7. resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
Similar Words: delay, detain, hold, support, sustain, stick up, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold out, stand up, hold water, defy, withstand

 

Hyponyms: stonewall, catch, stall, buy time, scaffold, block, carry, chock, buoy, buoy up, pole, bracket, underpin, prop up, prop, shore up, shore, truss, brace, mug, stand up, hold water, perennate, live out, weather, endure, brave, brave out

 

Grouped Verbs: be, live, exist, survive, subsist

 

Entailments: assail, assault, set on, attack, be, live

 

Derivational Morphology: delay, holdup, support, supporting, garter, supporter, holder, armed robbery, heist, stickup, survival, endurance, withstander

 

Anagrams: holdup, uphold

 

 
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