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