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holding up

adjective

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holding up

verb
present participle of hold up

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

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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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“Holding up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/holding%20up. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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