hold up

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

hold up

verb

Definition of HOLD UP

1
to assign to a later time <held up mail delivery until we had a permanent address>
Near Antonyms act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)
2
to bring (something) to a standstill <traffic was held up for miles by the accident>
3
to create difficulty for the work or activity of <if lack of transportation is the only thing holding you up, I can give you a ride>
4
to continue to operate or to meet one's needs <the air conditioner held up this year, but it's not going to make it through another summer>
Antonyms fail, fizzle, give out, go out, peter (out), run out
5
to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state <the storm's hurricane-force winds did not hold up once it hit the coast>
Near Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, wane
6
to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval <an argument that won't hold up in court>
Synonyms fly, hold up, pass, stand up

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