Textual thesaurus for "hold up"

(verb) delay, detain

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

(verb) hold, support, sustain

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

(verb) go, hold out, live, live on, last, endure, survive

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?

(verb) stand up, hold water

resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water

(verb) withstand, defy, hold

resist or confront with resistance

The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held