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hold-up

noun
1.
a robbery, esp an armed one
2.
a delay; stoppage
3.
(US) an excessive charge; extortion
4.
(usually pl) a stocking that is held up by an elasticated top without suspenders
verb (adverb)
5.
(transitive) to delay; hinder we were held up by traffic
6.
(transitive) to keep from falling; support
7.
(transitive) to stop forcibly or waylay in order to rob, esp using a weapon
8.
(transitive) to exhibit or present he held up his achievements for our admiration
9.
(intransitive) to survive or last how are your shoes holding up?
10.
(bridge) to refrain from playing a high card, so delaying the establishment of (a suit)
11.
hold up one's hands, to confess a mistake or misdeed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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