holdup

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noun hold·up \ˈhōld-ˌəp\

Definition of holdup

  1. 1 :  delay

  2. 2 :  a robbery carried out at gunpoint

Examples of holdup in a sentence

  1. There have been a series of holdups at local banks.

  2. <a holdup in construction due to the weather>

1837

First Known Use of holdup

1837


HOLDUP Defined for English Language Learners

holdup

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noun hold·up \ˈhōld-ˌəp\

Definition of holdup for English Language Learners

  • : a usually brief delay

  • : a robbery that is done using a gun


HOLDUP Defined for Kids

holdup

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noun hold·up \ˈhōld-ˌəp\

Definition of holdup for Students

  1. 1 :  robbery by an armed robber

  2. 2 :  1delay <Why aren't we moving? What's the holdup?>


Law Dictionary

holdup

noun hold·up

Legal Definition of holdup

  1. :  an attempted or completed robbery carried out with the use of force and especially at gunpoint



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