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Meaning of word hold up from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

hold up   verb

Meaning : Be the physical support of. Carry the weight of.

Example : The beam holds up the roof.
He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam.
What's holding that mirror?.

Synonyms : hold, support, sustain

Meaning : Hold up something as an example. Hold up one's achievements for admiration.

Meaning : Cause to be slowed down or delayed.

Example : Traffic was delayed by the bad weather.
She delayed the work that she didn't want to perform.

Synonyms : delay, detain

Urge to an unnatural speed.

Don't rush me, please!.
hurry, rush

Meaning : Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat.

Synonyms : stick up

Meaning : Continue to live and avoid dying.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : endure, go, hold out, last, live, live on, survive

Meaning : Resist or confront with resistance.

Example : The politician defied public opinion.
The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear.
The bridge held.

Synonyms : defy, hold, withstand

Meaning : Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc..

Example : Her shoes won't hold up.
This theory won't hold water.

Synonyms : hold water, stand up