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Meaning of HOLD UP

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"
  2. [v]  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?"
  3. [v]  hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
  4. [v]  rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
  7. [v]  resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
 
 Synonyms: defy, delay, detain, endure, go, hold, hold, hold out, last, live, live on, stick up, support, survive, sustain, withstand
 
 Antonyms: hurry, rush
 
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, be, block, brace, bracket, brave, brave out, buoy, buoy up, buy time, carry, catch, chock, decelerate, display, exhibit, expose, hold up, hold water, live out, mug, perennate, pole, prop, prop up, resist, retard, rob, scaffold, set on, shore, shore up, slow, slow down, slow up, stall, stand firm, stand up, truss, underpin, weather

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adjourn, advertise, afford support, air, arrest, back, back up, backpedal, backwater, be consistent, be proof against, be the case, be true, be truthful, be unflappable, bear, bear out, bear up, bear up against, blazon forth, bleed, bleed white, block, bolster, bolster up, boost, bottle up, brace, brake, brandish, bridle, buoy, buoy up, buttress, carry, cast up, check, clip, clip the wings, come up fighting, commit robbery, confine, conform to fact, constrain, contain, continue, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, cradle, crutch, curb, curtail, cushion, dam up, damp, dampen, dangle, decelerate, defer, defy, delay, demonstrate, detain, display, dompt, drag, drag out, draw rein, ease off, ease up, elevate, emblazon, endure, enjoin, erect, escalate, exhibit, exploit, extend, finance, flash, flaunt, fleece, float, float high, flourish, fund, get by, get home free, give support, gouge, govern, guard, hack it, hang fire, hang in, hang in there, hang on, hang tough, hang up, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hijack, hike, hinder, hoick, hoist, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold good, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold on, hold out, hold over, hold together, hold true, hold water, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, jerk up, keep, keep afloat, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep under control, keep up, knock over, knock up, lag, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lay under restraint, lend support, let down, let up, levitate, lift, lift up, live through it, live with it, lob, loft, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, mainstay, maintain, make late, manifest, meddle, meet requirements, moderate, mug, never say die, not budge, not flag, not give up, not weaken, obstruct, oppose, overcharge, overprice, overtax, parade, pass, pass muster, perk up, pigeonhole, pillow, postpone, profiteer, prohibit, prolong, prop, prop up, prorogate, prorogue, protract, prove out, prove to be, prove true, pull, pull in, push aside, put aside, put forth, put forward, put off, put on ice, raise, raise up, rear, rear up, rebuff, recess, reef, rein, rein in, reinforce, relax, remain firm, remain valid, remit, repel, repress, repulse, reserve, resist, restrain, retard, retrench, ride high, ride it out, rip off, rise, rob, scotch, screw, see it out, set aside, set back, set by, set up, shelve, shift off, shore, shore up, shoulder, skin, sky, slack off, slack up, slacken, sleep on, slow, slow down, slow up, snub, soak, sport, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand over, stand pat, stand the test, stand up, stave off, stay, stay it out, stay put, stay the distance, stay with it, stick, stick it, stick it out, stick out, stick to it, stick together, stick up, stick with it, sting, stop, straiten, stretch out, subsidize, subvention, subventionize, support, suppress, surcharge, suspend, sustain, sweat it out, swindle, table, take a recess, take in sail, take it, throttle down, throw up, tough it out, trumpet, trumpet forth, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, up, upbear, upbuoy, upcast, upheave, uphoist, uphold, upkeep, uplift, upraise, uprear, upthrow, vaunt, victimize, waft, waive, wash, wave, weather, weather the storm, withhold, withstand
 

 

 

 

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