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hold up

hold up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hold up

(verb) be the physical support of; carry the weight of
Synonyms : hold , support , sustain
Example Sentence
  • The beam holds up the roof
  • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
  • What's holding that mirror?

(verb) hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
(verb) cause to be slowed down or delayed
Synonyms : delay , detain
Example Sentence
  • Traffic was delayed by the bad weather
  • she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

(verb) rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
Synonyms : stick up

(verb) continue to live through hardship or adversity
Synonyms : endure , go , hold out , last , live , live on , survive
Example Sentence
  • We went without water and food for 3 days
  • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
  • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
  • how long can a person last without food and water?

(verb) resist or confront with resistance
Synonyms : defy , hold , withstand
Example Sentence
  • The politician defied public opinion
  • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
  • The bridge held

(verb) resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Synonyms : hold water , stand up
Example Sentence
  • Her shoes won't hold up
  • This theory won't hold water

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