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Synonyms for hold up

Synonyms for (verb) hold up

Synonyms: delay, detain, hold up Definition: cause to be slowed down or delayed Usage: Traffic was delayed by the bad weather; she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Similar words: retard, slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate Definition: lose velocity; move more slowly Usage: The car decelerated

Synonyms: hold up Definition: hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

Similar words: display, exhibit, expose Definition: to show, make visible or apparent Usage: The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month; Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?; National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship

Synonyms: hold up, stick up Definition: rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

Similar words: rob Definition: take something away by force or without the consent of the owner Usage: The burglars robbed him of all his money

Synonyms: stand up, hold up, hold water Definition: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc. Usage: Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water

Similar words: go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, last, endure, survive Definition: continue to live through hardship or adversity Usage: We went without water and food for 3 days; These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America; The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents; how long can a person last without food and water?

Synonyms: withstand, defy, hold, hold up Definition: resist or confront with resistance Usage: The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held

Similar words: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something