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