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hold up



Verb hold up has 7 senses


hold upv. t. 
  •  To rob, usually at gunpoint or knifepoint.  [PJC]
  •  To delay; as, bad weather held up the satellite launch for two days.  [PJC]


hold up

adjourn, advertise, afford support, air, arrest, back, back up, backpedal, backwater, be consistent, be proof against, be the case, be true, be truthful, be unflappable, bear, bear out, bear up, bear up against, blazon forth, bleed, bleed white, block, bolster, bolster up, boost, bottle up, brace, brake, brandish, bridle, buoy, buoy up, buttress, carry, cast up, check, clip, clip the wings, come up fighting, commit robbery, confine, conform to fact, constrain, contain, continue, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, cradle, crutch, curb, curtail, cushion, dam up, damp, dampen, dangle, decelerate, defer, defy, delay, demonstrate, detain, display, dompt, drag, drag out, draw rein, ease off, ease up, elevate, emblazon, endure, enjoin, erect, escalate, exhibit, exploit, extend, finance, flash, flaunt, fleece, float, float high, flourish, fund, get by, get home free, give support, gouge, govern, guard, hack it, hang fire, hang in, hang in there, hang on, hang tough, hang up, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hijack, hike, hinder, hoick, hoist, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold good, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold on, hold out, hold over, hold together, hold true, hold water, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, jerk up, keep, keep afloat, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep under control, keep up, knock over, knock up, lag, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lay under restraint, lend support, let down, let up, levitate, lift, lift up, live through it, live with it, lob, loft, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, mainstay, maintain, make late, manifest, meddle, meet requirements, moderate, mug, never say die, not budge, not flag, not give up, not weaken, obstruct, oppose, overcharge, overprice, overtax, parade, pass, pass muster, perk up, pigeonhole, pillow, postpone, profiteer, prohibit, prolong, prop, prop up, prorogate, prorogue, protract, prove out, prove to be, prove true, pull, pull in, push aside, put aside, put forth, put forward, put off, put on ice, raise, raise up, rear, rear up, rebuff, recess, reef, rein, rein in, reinforce, relax, remain firm, remain valid, remit, repel, repress, repulse, reserve, resist, restrain, retard, retrench, ride high, ride it out, rip off, rise, rob, scotch, screw, see it out, set aside, set back, set by, set up, shelve, shift off, shore, shore up, shoulder, skin, sky, slack off, slack up, slacken, sleep on, slow, slow down, slow up, snub, soak, sport, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand over, stand pat, stand the test, stand up, stave off, stay, stay it out, stay put, stay the distance, stay with it, stick, stick it, stick it out, stick out, stick to it, stick together, stick up, stick with it, sting, stop, straiten, stretch out, subsidize, subvention, subventionize, support, suppress, surcharge, suspend, sustain, sweat it out, swindle, table, take a recess, take in sail, take it, throttle down, throw up, tough it out, trumpet, trumpet forth, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, up, upbear, upbuoy, upcast, upheave, uphoist, uphold, upkeep, uplift, upraise, uprear, upthrow, vaunt, victimize, waft, waive, wash, wave, weather, weather the storm, withhold, withstand


hold up


VB persevere, persist, hold on, hold out, die in the last ditch, be in at the death, stick to, cling to, adhere to, stick to one's text, keep on, keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, maintain one's ground, go all lengths, go through fire and water, bear up, keep up, hold up, plod, stick to work, continue, follow up, die in harness, die at one's post.


VB aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid, come to the aid, of, contribute, subscribe to, bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid, give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping hand, give one a life, give one a cast, give one a turn, take by the hand, take in tow, help a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to, relieve, rescue, set up, set agoing, set on one's legs, bear through, pull through, give new life to, be the making of, reinforce, reenforce, recruit, set forward, put forward, push forward, give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to, promote, further, forward, advance expedite, speed, quicken, hasten, support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster, cradle, nourish, nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse, manure, cultivate, force, foster, cherish, foment, feed the flame, fan the flame, serve, do service to, tender to, pander to, administer to, subminister to, minister to, tend, attend, wait on, take care of, entertain, smooth the bed of death, oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of, humor, cheer, encourage, second, stand by, back, back up, pay the piper, abet, work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for, take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of, advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service, squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize, lend oneself to, lend one's countenance to, smile upon, shine upon, favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of, side with, be of use to, subserve, benefit, render a service, conduce.


VB steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm, abstract, appropriate, plagiarize, convey away, carry off, abduct, kidnap, crimp, make off with, walk off with, run off with, run away with, spirit away, seize, plunder, pillage, rifle, sack, loot, ransack, spoil, spoliate, despoil, strip, sweep, gut, forage, levy blackmail, pirate, pickeer, maraud, lift cattle, poach, smuggle, run, badger, bail up, hold up, stick up, bunco, bunko, filibuster, swindle, peculate, embezzle, sponge, mulct, rook, bilk, pluck, pigeon, fleece, defraud, obtain under false pretenses, live by one's wits, rob Peter to pay Paul, borrow of Peter to pay Paul, set a thief to catch a thief, disregard the distinction between meum and tuum, fence, launder, launder money.

Continuance in action

VB continue, persist, go on, jog on, keep on, run on, hold on, abide, keep, pursue, stick to its course, take its course, maintain its course, carry on, keep up, sustain, uphold, hold up, keep on foot, follow up, perpetuate, maintain, preserve, harp upon, keep going, keep alive, keep the pot boiling, keep up the ball, keep up the good work, die in harness, die with one's boots on, hold on the even tenor of one's way, pursue the even tenor of one's way, let be, stare super antiquas vias, quieta non movere, let things take their course, stare decisis (Jurisprudence).


VB be supported, lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on, have at one's back, bestride, bestraddle, support, bear, carry, hold, sustain, shoulder, hold up, back up, bolster up, shore up, uphold, upbear, prop, under prop, under pin, under set, riprap, bandage, give support, furnish support, afford support, supply support, lend support, give foundations, furnish foundations, afford foundations, supply foundations, lend foundations, bottom, found, base, ground, imbed, embed, maintain, keep on foot, aid.


VB be ostentatious, come forward, put oneself forward, attract attention, star it, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge, figure, figure away, make a show, make a display, glitter, show off, show off one's paces, parade, march past, display, exhibit, put forward, hold up, trot out, hand out, sport, brandish, blazon forth, dangle, dangle before the eyes, cry up, proner, flaunt, emblazon, prink, set off, mount, have framed and glazed, put a good face upon, put a smiling face upon, clean the outside of the platter.


VB approve, approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of, esteem, value, prize, set great store by, set great store on, do justice to, appreciate, honor, hold in esteem, look up to, admire, like, be in favor of, wish Godspeed, hail, hail with satisfaction, stand up for, stick up for, uphold, hold up, countenance, sanction, clap on the back, pat on the back, keep in countenance, indorse, give credit, recommend, mark with a white mark, mark with a stone, commend, belaud, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, bepraise, clap the hands, applaud, cheer, acclamate, encore, panegyrize, eulogize, cry up, proner, puff, extol, extol to the skies, magnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much of, flatter, bless, give a blessing to, have a good word for, say a good word for, speak well of, speak highly of, speak in high terms of, sing the praises of, sound the praises of, chaunt the praises of, resound the praises of, sing praises to, cheer to the echo, applaud to the echo, applaud to the very echo, cheer to the very echo, redound to the honor, redound to the praise, redound to the credit of, do credit to, deserve praise, recommend itself, pass muster, be praised, receive honorable mention, be in favor with, be in high favor with, ring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion of, laudari a laudato viro.


VB be dry, render dry, dry, dry up, soak up, sponge, swab, wipe, drain, desiccate, dehydrate, exsiccate, parch, kiln dry, vacuum dry, blow dry, oven dry, hang out to dry, mummify, be fine, hold up.

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