Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hold_up

2 senses of holdup

Sense 1
armed robbery, heist, holdup, stickup -- (robbery at gunpoint)
       => robbery -- (larceny by threat of violence)

Sense 2
delay, holdup -- (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)
       => inactivity -- (being inactive; being less active)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hold_up

7 senses of hold up

Sense 1
hold, support, sustain, hold up -- (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?")

Sense 2
hold up -- (hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration)
       => expose, exhibit, display -- (to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship")

Sense 3
delay, detain, hold up -- (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")
       => decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard -- (lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated")

Sense 4
hold up, stick up -- (rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat)
       => rob -- (take something away by force or without the consent of the owner; "The burglars robbed him of all his money")

Sense 5
survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out -- (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?")

Sense 6
defy, withstand, hold, hold up -- (resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held")
       => resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm -- (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)

Sense 7
stand up, hold up, hold water -- (resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water")
       => survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out -- (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?")

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