hold up

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İngilizce - İngilizce
To support or lift

Hold up the table while I slide this underneath.

to fulfil / fulfill or complete one's part of an agreement

I don't think he's holding up his end of the bargain.

to rob at gunpoint

The guy tried to hold up a bank.

To wait or delay

Hold up a minute. I want to check something.

To withstand; to stand up to; to survive

hold up to heavy use.

cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
If you hold up your hand or something you have in your hand, you move it upwards into a particular position and keep it there. She held up her hand stiffly Hold it up so that we can see it
continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
If one thing holds up another, it is placed under the other thing in order to support it and prevent it from falling. Mills have iron pillars all over the place holding up the roof Her legs wouldn't hold her up
rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
If an argument or theory holds up, it is true or valid, even after close examination. I'm not sure if the argument holds up, but it's stimulating. = stand up see also hold-up
If someone holds up a place such as a bank or a shop, they point a weapon at someone there to make them give them money or valuable goods. A thief ran off with hundreds of pounds yesterday after holding up a petrol station. = rob
If something such as a type of business holds up in difficult conditions, it stays in a reasonably good state. Children's wear is one area that is holding up well in the recession
hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
stop, delay; rob; armed robbery; hindrance, postponement
resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc ; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
If you hold up something such as someone's behaviour, you make it known to other people, so that they can criticize or praise it. He had always been held up as an example to the younger ones
resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
To hold up a person or process means to make them late or delay them. Why were you holding everyone up? Continuing violence could hold up progress towards reform. = delay
be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
Women's stockings designed to be worn without suspenders
A delay or wait

What is the holdup?.

a robbery at gunpoint

This is a hold-up! Give us all your money.

A hold-up is something which causes a delay
A hold-up is a situation in which someone is threatened with a weapon in order to make them hand over money or valuables
A hold-up is the stopping or very slow movement of traffic, sometimes caused by an accident which happened earlier. They arrived late due to a motorway hold-up
{i} armed robbery, act of forcing a person to stop and robbing them; delay
the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
robbery at gunpoint
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