Examples of holdup in a Sentence
There have been a series of holdups at local banks.
a holdup in construction due to the weather
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Crouch wanted to clear his conscience and also confessed to the robbery of a substation of The Indianapolis Star on Boulevard Place before the bank holdup.
Two Kansas City men have been charged with the armed holdup of 10 area businesses in a month-long span.
In the other incident, Angelica Mims, 26, of Slidell, was booked with armed robbery and resisting an officer after a holdup at a service station on Brown's Switch Road, authorities said.
The holdup occurred at the Navy Federal Credit Union on Center Drive near state Route 78 and Nordahl Road about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.
As the third-place team in the Big 12, the Cowboys appear to be a fit for the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl, although there are some holdups.
Authorities are asking for the public's help identifying two men suspected in the armed holdup of a Birmingham service station.
Brief delays are not expected to cause disruptions, but a protracted holdup would.
Police released surveillance photos of the robber in hopes of solving the holdup.
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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
Police have identified the man killed Friday on the Capital Beltway after fleeing from the crash of a van used as a getaway vehicle by robbers who held up a business in Montgomery County, officials said.
Many teams have assistants who hold up large posters with coded images on them.
Citizens For Responsible Government, a resident watchdog group, held up the project with a lawsuit that tried to put tax incentives tied to the project to a public vote.
Arlington built a 28-0 advantage that held up despite a Volunteer comeback attempt in the second half, as the Colts continue to fight for one of the top spots in District 4-6A and Bowie sees its playoff hopes diminish in a 42-27 final.
Singapore’s Changi airport said via Twitter that a technical problem affecting some operators was holding up the check-in process, with boarding passes having to be issued manually.
This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner sees five fingers as ordered.
Chaos ensued as hundreds of people, some of them suffering burns, poured from the train, which can hold up to 800 people.
Nor is Airbus happy, particularly as problems with Pratt & Whitney’s engines are holding up the delivery of dozens of its jets.
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hold up Synonyms
Synonymsdefer, delay, hold off (on), hold over, postpone, lay over, put off, put over, remit, shelve
Antonymsaid, assist, facilitate, help
Related Wordssuspend; hesitate, pause, stay; detain, retard, slow; extend, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch (out); wait
Near Antonymsact, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)
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