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holdup

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an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business
  • a holdup in construction due to the weather

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hold up

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of hold up (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to assign to a later time
  • held up mail delivery until we had a permanent address

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3 to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • if lack of transportation is the only thing holding you up, I can give you a ride

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4 to continue to operate or to meet one's needs
  • the air conditioner held up this year, but it's not going to make it through another summer

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5 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • the storm's hurricane-force winds did not hold up once it hit the coast

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6 to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
  • an argument that won't hold up in court

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