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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) hold up

Synonyms: delay, detain, hold up Definition: cause to be slowed down or delayed Usage: Traffic was delayed by the bad weather; she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Hypernyms: retard, slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate Definition: lose velocity; move more slowly Usage: The car decelerated

Synonyms: hold up Definition: hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

Hypernyms: display, exhibit, expose Definition: to show, make visible or apparent Usage: The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month; Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?; National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship

Synonyms: hold up, stick up Definition: rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

Hypernyms: rob Definition: take something away by force or without the consent of the owner Usage: The burglars robbed him of all his money

Synonyms: stand up, hold up, hold water Definition: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc. Usage: Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water

Hypernyms: go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, last, endure, survive Definition: continue to live through hardship or adversity Usage: 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?

Synonyms: withstand, defy, hold, hold up Definition: resist or confront with resistance Usage: The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held

Hypernyms: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something