HyperDic: holdup

English > 2 senses of the word holdup:
NOUNactholdup, armed robbery, heist, stickuprobbery at gunpoint
actholdup, delaythe act of delaying
holdup > pronunciation
Soundshhow'ldah.p
Rhymesarchbishop ... worship: 69 rhymes with ahp...
English > holdup: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningrobbery at gunpoint.
Synonymsarmed robbery, heist, stickup
Broaderrobberylarceny by threat / threat of violence
Spanishasalto, atraco a mano armada, atraco, robo armado
Catalanassalt a mà armada, assaltament a mà armada, assaltament, assalt, atracament a mà armada, atracament
Verbshold uprob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
English > holdup: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time.
Synonymdelay
Narrowerbreak, interruption, disruption, gapAn act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
dalliance, dawdling, triflingThe deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
demurragedetention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
filibuster(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation / legislation by making long speeches
forbearanceA delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges
postponement, deferment, deferralAct of putting off to a future time
procrastination, cunctation, shillyshallyThe act of procrastinating
slowdown, lag, retardationThe act of slowing ... / slowing down or falling behind
tarriance, lingeringThe act of tarrying
BroaderinactivityInactive
Spanishatraco, demora, retraso
Catalandemora, retard
Verbshold upcause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed

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