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 happened in the early afternoon at CashMax on Springville Road, according to Birmingham police.
Bail was denied Saturday for Alfred L. Williams, who was charged with armed robbery in the Tuesday holdup in the 100 block of East 147th Street in the south suburb.
The biggest holdup is over how much money should be spent on rebuilding in the Lone Star state, according to lawmakers briefed on the talks.
David Shulkin, Veterans Affairs secretary, said the holdup has to do with questions about how well Cerner’s electronic records system will work with other systems, according to Politico.
During the holdup, each man was armed with a handgun, Peak said.
That holdup was not reported to police until Saturday at about 8 a.m., Police Department spokesman Aaron Looney said.
In those holdups, police said, robbers with pistols, who often wore masks, would enter businesses, threaten employees and demand cash. .
According to that warrant, Cobb was trying to steal marijuana from another male and was armed with a pistol during that holdup.
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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
Gardner threatened to hold up confirmation of Justice Department nominees as retaliation.
The pass protection will have to hold up — South Carolina's D.J. Wonnum (six sacks, 13 tackles for loss) is a handful.
The Nike Zoom VaporFly 4% is essentially a race day shoe, meaning they're not intended to hold up to daily wear.
Fortunately, the explanation was simple: The plastic pegs holding up the adjustable shelves had suddenly failed, shearing off flush with the inside of the cabinet and allowing the shelves to fall.
On one side, Khloé’s hand can be seen holding up her phone for the selfie.
But by waiting until January, the GOP would empower any single senator to hold up the bill with his or her demands.
The president loves to hold up Chicago as the leading exemplar of Cities Gone Wild: A war zone.
Del Mar seems to be holding up well in its inaugural time hosting the thoroughbred championships.
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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)
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