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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The four men rented a room in a North Talbot Street rooming house and honed their skills on filling station and grocery store holdups.
Nursing home administrators are perplexed by the holdup.
The time a robber walked in the door and announced a holdup, got met with tipsy laughter, and sulked away with nothing.
The cases involved in yesterday’s decision were a California holdup slaying, robber cases from California and New York and a kidnap-rape in Arizona.
Reuters first reported on the Ford vehicles holdup.
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The holdup the night of Feb. 19 was not unusual for the store on a busy stretch in Northeast Washington.
What is happening in Italy is a coup d’état, a holdup of the Italian people by illegitimate institutions.
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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
Many others had been held up by delays in DNA testing.
Bush appointed Kavanaugh as an appellate judge but his confirmation was held up by Democrats for three years.
In the meantime, the structure is being held up by a jack as a precaution.
Baez scored on a sacrifice fly to deep center, which was held up by the wind.
It has been held up as a symbol of camaraderie and national pride ever since.
The first big planned shipment to the U.S. last month was held up at the border because of an obscure law that protects American catfish farmers from cheaper Asian imports.
Larson brushed the wall with eight laps to go but got another chance when Busch was held up by lapped traffic.
Rick was in the process of switching distribution between Warner and Sony, so the album was held up.
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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
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