Definitions for hold up

Definitions for (verb) hold up

Main entry: 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

Main entry: hold, hold up, support, sustain

Definition: be the physical support of; carry the weight of

Usage: The beam holds up the roof; He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam; What's holding that mirror?

Main entry: hold up

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

Main entry: hold up, stick up

Definition: rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

Main entry: 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?

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

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