Hold up

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Hold up (third-person singular simple present holds up, present participle holding up, simple past and past participle held up)

  1. (idiomatic) To wait or delay.
    What is holding up traffic?
    Hold up a minute. I want to check something.
  2. To support or lift.
    Hold up the table while I slide this underneath.
  3. (idiomatic) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive.
    hold up to scrutiny
    hold up to heavy use
  4. (idiomatic) to fulfil / fulfill or complete one's part of an agreement
    I don't think he's holding up his end of the bargain.
  5. (idiomatic) to rob at gunpoint
    The guy tried to hold up a bank.


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