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Meaning of holdup by Wiktionary Dictionary

holdup


    Noun

    holdup ( plural: holdups )

    1. Alternative spelling of hold-up .

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    By Wiktionary ( 2012/05/15 12:25 UTC Version )

    Verb

    hold up ( third-person singular simple present holds up present participle holding up, simple past and past participle held up )

    1. ( idiomatic, transitive ) To wait or delay .
      What is holding up traffic?
      Hold up a minute. I want to check something .
    2. To support or lift .
      Hold up the table while I slide this underneath .
    3. ( idiomatic ) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive .
      hold up to scrutiny
      hold up to heavy use
    4. ( idiomatic ) to fulfil / fulfill or complete one's part of an agreement
      I don't think he's holding up his end of the bargain .
    5. ( idiomatic ) to rob at gunpoint
      The guy tried to hold up a bank .
    6. ( transitive ) To impede; detain .
      I've got to be to work now. Why are you holding me up?

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    hold-up

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/11/17 18:09 UTC Version )

    Noun

    hold-up ( plural: hold-ups )

    1. A delay or wait .
      What is the holdup?
    2. a robbery at gunpoint
      This is a hold-up! Give us all your money .
    3. ( in the plural: ) Women's stockings designed to be worn without suspenders .

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Explanation of holdup by Wordnet Dictionary

holdup


    Noun
    1. robbery at gunpoint

    2. the act of delaying



    Definition of holdup by GCIDE Dictionary

    holdup


    1. Holdup ( hōldŭp ), n.
      1. a robbery, usually at gunpoint.

      2. a delay. “What's the holdup?”

      3. highway robbery2.