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hold up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hold up

  1. 1 to assign to a later time held up mail delivery until we had a permanent address Synonyms of hold up defer, delay, hold off (on), hold over, postpone, lay over, put off, put over, remit, shelveWords Related to hold up suspend; hesitate, pause, stay; detain, retard, slow; extend, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch (out); waitNear Antonyms of hold up act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)

  2. 2 to bring (something) to a standstill traffic was held up for miles by the accident Synonyms of hold up arrest, bring up, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, halt, pull up, stall, stay, still, stopWords Related to hold up baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn backNear Antonyms of hold up carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir

  3. 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 Synonyms of hold up clog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hamper, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelWords Related to hold up balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms of hold up clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms of hold up aid, assist, facilitate, help

  4. 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 Synonyms of hold up hold out, keep up, last, prevail, surviveWords Related to hold up bear up, carry on, cope, endure, fare, get along, get by, get on, go, hang in, make out, manage, persevere; abide, continue, draw out, hang on, hold on, linger, persist, remain, run on, stretchNear Antonyms of hold up break, break down, collapse, conk (out), crash, cut out, die, expire, stall, stop; run down, waneAntonyms of hold up fail, fizzle, give out, go out, peter (out), run out

  5. 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 Synonyms of hold up abide, bide, endure, hold on, continue, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run onWords Related to hold up linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms of hold up abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms of hold up cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up

  6. 6 to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval an argument that won't hold up in court Synonyms of hold up fly, wash, pass, stand upWords Related to hold up get through, go down, go over, go through, play, take, work



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