hold-up

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hold-up
 
n
1.  a robbery, esp an armed one
2.  a delay; stoppage
3.  (US) an excessive charge; extortion
4.  (usually plural) a stocking that is held up by an elasticated top without suspenders
 
vb
5.  (tr) to delay; hinder: we were held up by traffic
6.  (tr) to keep from falling; support
7.  (tr) to stop forcibly or waylay in order to rob, esp using a weapon
8.  (tr) to exhibit or present: he held up his achievements for our admiration
9.  (intr) 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

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