Examples of holdup in a Sentence
There have been a series of holdups at local banks.
a holdup in construction due to the weather
Recent Examples of holdup from the Web
Newsletter Sign-up Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, threatened to impeach Mr. Rosenstein and Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, over the document holdup.
Clark Wade/IndyStar Conversations with sources, coupled with some vague admissions by Luck on Monday, have provided some clarity about what, exactly, has been the holdup.
It was not immediately known whether the same perpetrator pulled all three holdups.
Gresham is also charged with armed robbery, which police said in the release is a Class X felony, following a holdup the same January day at The Thrift House store in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue.
On March 8, 1968, a holdup ended the life of a Milwaukee barman.
Man robs Trussville bank, then contemplates 2nd holdup in Pell City, police say An investigation is underway after authorities say a man robbed a Trussville bank, and then almost robbed another.
But the school board isn't the only holdup for the West End.
The holdup of Grenell’s nomination has also irritated German politicians and the media.
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First Known Use of holdup
Definition of hold up
- his work was held up to ridicule
- hold this up as perfection
- —The Times Literary Supplement (London)
- she's holding up under the strain
- music that holds up twenty years later
Examples of hold up in a Sentence
held up mail delivery until we had a permanent address
traffic was held up for miles by the accident
Recent Examples of hold up from the Web
The Blackstone Rangers held up their end of the bargain, stopping a mob of people from rocking busses of students at Mount Carmel High School, Angone remembers.
Wheeler’s confirmation has been held up for months.
The town council last April adopted a $285.6 million budget, which included a contingency fund that could hold up to $7 million.
On December 9, 2015, the New York Daily News published on its cover Bill Bramhall’s cartoon of Trump holding up the head of Lady Liberty, having just decapitated her.
Over her shoulder, a piece of white paper was taped to the structure wall, held up by neon green tape, to advertise the 10-day forecast.
Papadakis’ dress was held up by one strap around her neck.
DIY Lei Po’o Step 1: Prep Gather botanicals that will hold up well without water, such as ferns, hydrangea, or globe amaranth.
Bartz’s unassisted goal in the 25th minute held up for the Sea Kings (7-2-3, 1-0-0 in league).
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First Known Use of hold up
hold up Synonyms
cramp one's style, give a hard time;
HOLDUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of holdup for English Language Learners
: a usually brief delay
: a robbery that is done using a gun
HOLDUP Defined for Kids
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