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    hold up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hold up

    Definition
    (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?
    Definition
    (verb) hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
    Synonyms : stick up
    Definition
    (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?
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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