Synonyms of hold up


1. armed robbery, heist, holdup, stickup, robbery

usage: robbery at gunpoint

2. delay, holdup, inactivity

usage: the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time


1. hold, support, sustain, hold up

usage: 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?"

2. hold up, expose, exhibit, display

usage: hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

3. delay, detain, hold up, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

usage: 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"

4. hold up, stick up, rob

usage: rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

5. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

usage: 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?"

6. defy, withstand, hold, hold up, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm

usage: resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

7. stand up, hold up, hold water, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

usage: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

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