hold up
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hold up
[verb]
Synonyms:
- delay, detain, hinder, retard, set back, slow down, stop
- support, prop, shore up, sustain
- rob, mug (informal), waylay
[noun]
Synonyms:
- delay, bottleneck, hitch, setback, snag, stoppage, traffic jam, wait
- robbery, mugging (informal), stick-up (slang, chiefly U.S.), theft
English Thesaurus: support, back, endorse, get behind somebody/something, stand up for somebody/something, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

hold up phrasal verb (see also hold)

1. hold something ↔ up to support something and prevent it from falling down:
The roof is held up by massive stone pillars.

2. hold somebody/something ↔ up [usually passive] to delay someone or something:
Sorry I’m late – I was held up at work.

3. hold up something to rob or try to rob a place or person by using violence:
Two armed men held up a downtown liquor store last night.hold-up

4. to not become weaker:
His physical condition has held up well.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ˈhold-up noun [countable]

1. a situation that stops something from happening or making progress Synonym : delay:
traffic hold-ups on the highway
Despite the odd hold-up, we finished on time.

2. informal an attempt to rob a place or person by threatening them with a weapon Synonym : robbery:
a bank hold-up
hold up at hold1

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

hold up
noun
I. robbery
ADJ. armed | bank VERB + HOLD-UP carry out

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

hold up
II. delay
ADJ. lengthy | traffic

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

hold up
hold up (someone/something)
1.
to delay someone or something.
Traffic was held up for several hours by the accident.

Sorry to hold you up, but my train was late.

2.
to try to steal from a person or place by using violence.
Two masked men held up the grocery store on my block.

They held her up at gunpoint.

3.
to offer someone or something as an example.
Her parents always held her sister up as the kind of person she should be.

1.
to continue to operate or be able to do things.
I hope the spare tire holds up until we can get to a garage.

She is holding up well despite her financial problems.

2.
to continue to seem true after being carefully examined.
The evidence may not hold up in court.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

hold up something
hold up (someone/something)
1.
to delay someone or something.
Traffic was held up for several hours by the accident.

Sorry to hold you up, but my train was late.

2.
to try to steal from a person or place by using violence.
Two masked men held up the grocery store on my block.

They held her up at gunpoint.

3.
to offer someone or something as an example.
Her parents always held her sister up as the kind of person she should be.

1.
to continue to operate or be able to do things.
I hope the spare tire holds up until we can get to a garage.

She is holding up well despite her financial problems.

2.
to continue to seem true after being carefully examined.
The evidence may not hold up in court.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

hold up
1.hold up
1). keep up one's courage or spirits
Her spirits are holding up quite well even though she does not have a job now.

2). lift, raise
The students usually hold up their hands when they have a question.

3). prove true
Her story held up during the questioning by the police.

4). remain good, not get worse
Sales during the first six months of the year are holding up very well compared to last year.

5). rob at gunpoint
The criminal was able to hold up three people before he was caught.

6). stop, delay
The accident held up traffic for over three hours at the border crossing.

7). support, carry
The main beams in the house hold up the total weight of the house.

2.hold up (as an example)
point to someone or something as a good example
The student was held up as an example of an honest and good person.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

hold up
v.
1. To raise; lift.
John held up his hand.
2. To support; hear; carry.
The chair was too weak to hold up Mrs. Smith.
3. To show; call attention to; exhibit.
The teacher held up excellent models of composition for her class to imitate.
4. To check; stop; delay.
The wreck held up traffic on the railroad's main line tracks.
5. informal To rob at gunpoint.
Masked men held up the bank.
6. To keep one's courage or spirits up; remain calm; keep control of oneself.
The grieving mother held up for her children's sake.
7. To remain good; not get worse.
Sales held up well.
Our team's luck held up and they won the game.
The weather held up and the game was played.
8. To prove true.
The police were doubtful at first, but Tony's story held up.
9. To delay action; defer; postpone. Often used with "on".
The college held up on plans for the building until more money came in.
The President held up on the news until he was sure of it.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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