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To brace or provide support to
“We would build an additional pillar to hold up the old roof of the house.”
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To impede the work or progress of
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“The constant indecision and squabbling by management would hold up our progress on the project.”
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To stop, or cause to stop, movement or progress
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“It was necessary to hold up traffic to allow pedestrians to walk across the street.”
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To postpone or assign to a later time or date
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“All that the House of Lords can do now is hold up the passing of laws for a short time.”
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To persist or remain active, especially in the face of adversity
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“Finnish technology industry companies have managed to hold up despite continued global economic uncertainty.”
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To be able to stand up to scrutiny
“Denying the existence of bad facts leads to false themes that do not hold up under scrutiny.”
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To rob, especially with a weapon or firearm
“He was arrested while trying to hold up a liquor store.”
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Completely disrupt
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To be sensible, coherent, reasonable
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To keep afloat or aloft
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To take something without permission
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To seem true, convincing or genuine
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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Endure
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To make strong and secure
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To extort something, especially money, from someone by putting them under strong pressure
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Give up; let go
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To extend or make longer
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To come in or join in without being invited
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To lift, raise, or set in an upright position
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To advise as the best course or choice
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To substantiate or prove the truth of something
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To ambush
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A temporary difficulty or problem
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In traffic, any narrowing of the road, especially resulting in a delay
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The action of taking property unlawfully from a person or place by force or threat of force
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A temporary stop in action or speech
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An action such as prolonged speaking which obstructs progress in a legislative assembly in a way that does not technically contravene the required procedures
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Retardation
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