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
An employee of the Gulf station store at 404 Merrow Road, or Route 195, pressed a panic alarm that alerted state police to the holdup at 9:30 p.m., state police said.
There are literal robberies, including the armed holdup of a fast food joint.
The Abraaj Group previously said that the cash had not been invested because of regulatory holdups in countries where the fund was investing.
One year Don donated all his prom proceeds to a neighborhood arts group and another year to the widow of a nearby Russian cobbler who'd been killed in a brutal holdup.
Gardendale police have charged 29-year-old Dwight Desmond Bell Jr. with first-degree robbery in the Dec. 18, 2017 holdup outside Gardendale First Baptist Church.
Google did not answer questions sent Friday asking about reasons for this holdup.
Deputies ask that anyone with information about the holdup call Detective Tom Anderson at (985) 661-2024 or send an anonymous email to the Sheriff's Office website, www.wpso.la.gov.
The legend of Lou-Will, as it has been termed, was probably born during a holdup on Christmas Eve 2011.
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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
Mark Twain had a theory that holds up really well, that sometimes the funniest thing is stating the facts very baldly.
This isn't soft, Neapolitan-style pizza; this is crust that holds up under your choice of 15 toppings.
The knives are known for their long, thin blades, which come to a menacing needle point — similar to the slender heels that hold up stiletto shoes.
The plane, a CRJ-200 that can hold up to 50 passengers, descended around 7:38 a.m. into the D.C. area, where wind gusts on Friday reached up to 70 mph.
In winter, bring serious gear like down coats, tights, and boots that’ll hold up to slush and ice.
There are, however, a few things that could be holding up the clearance of not only Kushner, but others in the Trump White House, McCullough said.
The city is close to settling a lawsuit with a bond company that held up hopes for infrastructure completion in the subdivision after the original developer filed bankruptcy during the 2008 housing crisis.
So on his third and final run Sunday, the 23-year-old came through with a score of 93.60 that held up for a silver medal behind Norway’s Oystein Braaten (95.00).
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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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