Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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hold up

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to keep from falling; support.
Your neck holds up your head.
definition 2: to stop or delay.
The passing of a long train held up traffic.
definition 3: to last or continue.
The tires on the car did not hold up well.
definition 4: to rob using a gun.
A gang of men held up the jewelry store.