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hold up

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to keep (something) from falling; support.
These poles hold up the tent.
definition 2: to stop or delay.
An accident on the highway held up traffic.I wonder what is holding up that shipment?What's the problem here? What's holding everything up?
definition 3: to last or continue.
That last set of tires on the car did not hold up well.These boots are still holding up after all these years.
definition 4: to fare; manage.
It's been a struggle for him but he's holding up well.How are you holding up after getting no sleep for the past two nights?
definition 5: to rob (a place or person) using a gun.
A gang of men held up the jewelry store.The gunman held up some of the passengers on the train.