holdup definition

  • noun:
    • An interruption or a delay: What's the holdup? We're in a hurry.
    • An armed robbery.
    • alternate spelling of hold-up.
    • a robbery, frequently at gunpoint.
    • a delay.
    • highway robbery{2}.
    • robbery at gunpoint
    • the work of delaying; inactivity leading to one thing becoming put off until a later time
  • verb-intransitive:
    • hold off; stop; forbear.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To rob, typically at gunpoint or knifepoint.
    • To hesitate.
  • verb:
    • reason enough to be slowed up or delayed
    • rob at gunpoint or in the form of several other threat
    • hold up one thing for example; last one's accomplishments for admiration
    • resist or confront with resistance
    • continue to live through hardship or adversity
    • resist or withstand wear, critique, etc.
    • end up being the physical assistance of; carry the weight of

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