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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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.
Two Kansas City men have been charged with the armed holdup of 10 area businesses in a month-long span.
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.
According to Fox Point Police, officers were notified of a holdup alarm at North Shore Bank, 600 E. Green Tree Road, about 11:30 a.m. Two subjects fled the bank and were pursued by officers from several North Shore departments.
Barring a last-minute holdup, these people said, announcements could come as soon as next week and not later than the first week of September.
In many instances, the holdup is not due to Senate inaction but rather the administration's failure for numerous positions to send nominees to Capitol Hill in the first place.
The possible holdup this season for Embiid is his left knee.
Some believed that the only holdup was that Trump had not yet decided on Tillerson’s replacement, with Haley and the C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, being the most frequently mentioned candidates.
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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
The beers were selected in part due to their notable flavors, which hold up in the sky, where taste buds are dulled.
McCain has been flexing his chairmanship muscles already, threatening subpoenas and holding up Pentagon nominees to pry more information about military strategy and activity from the administration.
But while Giggy got outfitted in their high-end attire (their cashmere dog sweaters sell for between $200 and $1200), the company allegedly believes Vanderpump did not hold up her end of the deal, and is claiming fraud.
As a result, crappy graphics and all, the games hold up beautifully.
Mr Maduro says that his treasury’s bond payments have been held up for the same reason.
Yet if the preliminary count holds up, Mr. Peltz lost last week’s proxy fight by a smidgeon, and in ways that have much in common with another election that took place last November.
As her father tossed out rolls of paper towels and held up flashlights to those recovering from the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Ivanka Trump pulled up to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
It is expected to be in use until the city opens three larger, $800,000 dormitory-style tents — holding up to 400 people each — later this year in East Village, Barrio Logan and the Midway district.
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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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