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
The holdup came after Cleveland brought Thomas in for a physical exam that raised the team's concerns regarding the health of Thomas' right hip.
About four hours after the holdup, police found the two men, more than $80,000 in cash and two handguns used in the robbery.
Police found the boys shortly after the holdup at Kidd Jones hiding behind a restaurant in the 4800 block of Old Bullard Road.
With a gun pointed in his face, a Chevron gas station clerk cowers as a masked robber grabs a cash register drawer in a pre-dawn holdup in Dania Beach.
McClure was charged with common law robbery in connection with the holdup of a BB&T branch on Sardis Road North at 4 p.m. Monday.
The holdup so far has been over cuts to mandatory spending, such as welfare and food stamps, which conservatives want to fast-track by linking to tax reform.
The Sheriff's Office also arrested two people, Larry Washington, 26, and Brennan Allen, 17, accused in an East Jefferson carjacking spree that included holdups at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie and Walmart.
Anyone with information about the holdup or the possible witness is asked by police to call Detective Nick Knight at 985-646-4351 or email@example.com.
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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
First Known Use of hold up
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)
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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