HyperDic: hold_up

English > 7 senses of the expression hold up:
VERBcontacthold up, hold, support, sustainbe the physical support of
perceptionhold uphold up something as an example
changehold up, delay, detaincause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed
possessionhold up, stick uprob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
stativehold up, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold outcontinue to live through hardship or adversity
stativehold up, defy, withstand, holdresist or confront with resistance / resistance
stativehold up, stand up, hold waterresist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
English > hold up: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBe the physical support of; carry the weight of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymshold, support, sustain
Narrowerblocksupport, secure, or raise with a block
bracesupport by bracing
bracketsupport with brackets
buoy, buoy upKeep afloat
carrybear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
chocksupport on chocks
polesupport on poles
prop up, prop, shore up, shoresupport by placing against something solid or rigid
scaffoldProvide with a scaffold for support
trusssupport structurally
underpinsupport from beneath
Spanishapoyar, soportar, sostener
Catalanaguantar, sostenir
English > hold up: 7 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaninghold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Broaderexpose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
Spanishlucir
English > hold up: 7 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdelay, detain
Narrowerbuy timeact so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage
catchdelay or hold up
stalldeliberately delay an event or action
stonewallEngage in delaying / delaying tactics / tactics or refuse to cooperate
Broaderdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardLose velocity
See alsoholdkeep in a certain state, position, or activity
Oppositerush, hurryurge to an unnatural speed
Spanishatrasar, demorar
Catalandemorar, endarrerir, retardar
Nounsholdupthe act of delaying
English > hold up: 7 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningrob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymstick up
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Entailsassail, assault, set on, attackattack someone physically or emotionally
Narrowermugrob at gunpoint or with the threat / threat of violence
Broaderrobtake something away by force or without the consent of the owner
Spanishasaltar
Nounsholduprobbery at gunpoint
English > hold up: 7 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningContinue to live through hardship or adversity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe business is going to hold up
Synonymssurvive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold out
Entailsbe, liveHave life, be alive
Narrowerlive outLive out one's life
perennatesurvive from season to season, of plants
stand up, hold up, hold waterresist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Similar tobe, liveHave life, be alive
exist, survive, live, subsistsupport oneself
Spanishdurar, perdurar, persistir, sobrevivir, vivir
Catalandurar, perdurar, persistir, sobreviure, viure
English > hold up: 7 senses > verb 6, stative
Meaningresist or confront with resistance / resistance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdefy, withstand, hold
Narrowerweather, endure, brave, brave outface and withstand with courage
Broaderresist, hold out, withstand, stand firmstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
Spanishaguantar, desafiar, resistir, soportar, sostenerse
Catalanresistir, suportar
English > hold up: 7 senses > verb 7, stative
Meaningresist or withstand wear, criticism, etc..
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Her shoes won't hold up"
Synonymsstand up, hold water
Broadersurvive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outContinue to live through hardship or adversity
Spanishsostenerse

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