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hold up

verb (v)

  • be the physical support of; carry the weight of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: hold, support, sustain
    source: wordnet30
  • hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be slowed down or delayed (verb.change)
    Synonym: delay, detain
    Antonym: hurry, rush
    source: wordnet30
  • rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat (verb.possession)
    Synonym: stick up
    source: wordnet30
  • continue to live through hardship or adversity (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • resist or confront with resistance (verb.stative)
    Synonym: defy, hold, withstand
    source: wordnet30
  • resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc. (verb.stative)
    Synonym: hold water, stand up
    Example:
    Her shoes won't hold up.
    source: wordnet30

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