Dictionary Results for hold_up


1. hold_up - verb

· 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?"

Synonym(s): hold, support, sustain




2. hold_up - verb

· hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

Hypernym(s): expose, exhibit, display




3. hold_up - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): delay, detain

Hypernym(s): decelerate, slow, slow_down, slow_up, retard




4. hold_up - verb

· rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

Synonym(s): stick_up

Hypernym(s): rob




5. hold_up - verb

· continue to live and avoid dying; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"

Synonym(s): survive, last, live, live_on, go, endure, hold_out




6. hold_up - verb

· resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

Synonym(s): defy, withstand, hold

Hypernym(s): resist, hold_out, withstand, stand_firm




7. hold_up - verb

· resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

Synonym(s): stand_up, hold_water

Hypernym(s): survive, last, live, live_on, go, endure, hold_up, hold_out





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