cause to be slowed down or delayed
Traffic was delayed by the bad weather; she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform
be the physical support of; carry the weight of
The beam holds up the roof; He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam; What's holding that mirror?
(verb) stick up
rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
continue to live through hardship or adversity
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?
resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water
resist or confront with resistance
The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held