hold up

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Synonyms for hold up

hold up something as an example

cause to be slowed down or delayed

rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

resist or confront with resistance

resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

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These hold ups were so comfortable on we literally forgot we were wearing them - and we didn't need to adjust them once.
The black seamed hold ups are perfect for carrying a concealed weapon - there is a diamante studded gun motif on a the plain satin band.
One area where the Sky Blues are experiencing hold ups is the voluntary winding-up of CCFC Holdings.
On March 10 I was trying to get home to Wallasey and there were severe hold ups due to hundreds of screaming, shrieking teenage girls blocking off North John Street/Victoria Street meaning that traffic mayhem ensued.
They repaired the damaged main and traffic lights were in operation for a short time during the day, causing some traffic hold ups.