Definitions for: Hold Up

[v] cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"
[v] 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?"
[v] hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
[v] rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
[v] 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"
[v] resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
[v] resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

Synonyms: defy, delay, detain, endure, go, hold, hold, hold out, last, live, live on, stick up, support, survive, sustain, withstand

Antonyms: hurry, rush

See Also: assail, assault, attack, be, block, brace, bracket, brave, brave out, buoy, buoy up, buy time, carry, catch, chock, decelerate, display, exhibit, expose, hold up, hold water, live out, mug, perennate, pole, prop, prop up, resist, retard, rob, scaffold, set on, shore, shore up, slow, slow down, slow up, stall, stand firm, stand up, truss, underpin, weather

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