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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For more on that—and on the reasons for the holdup—read the rest of this article here.
The holdup happened on March 7, according to court records.
Now, there are still some financial holdups for venture capital firms seeking to capitalize on this bonanza.
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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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
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But there is uncertainty now about whether all, or any, of these will hold up when challenged in court.
Between the vehicles moved clusters of people — walking, running, dancing their way down the street — who proudly held up banners for groups such as the Leon Valley Bedouin Dancers and Project Smash Hip Hop.
But wait, hold up — does Chicago have a middle name?
Blake Lively and Karlie Kloss rode inflatable swans, Gigi Hadid held up a berry cake decorated like an American flag.
Video of the June 25 incident shows the man walking out of the store with a cart carrying two boxes of DeWalt tools, holding up a gun in his right hand.
The ball apparently got lodged into some padding and Silver Creek’s Dylan Whitt held up hit hands before grabbing the ball.
Costa dribbled around two Spanish defenders and held up play long enough to find an opening, then fired a powerful strike to the corner that Rui Patricio couldn’t save.
Green tomatoes are firm, with a nice acidity and hold up well to cooking.
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hold up Synonyms
cramp one's style, give a hard time;
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Definition of holdup for English Language Learners
: a usually brief delay
: a robbery that is done using a gun
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