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What is another word for holding up?

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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to stop, or cause to stop, movement or progress
“It was necessary to hold up traffic to allow pedestrians to walk across the street.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to rob, especially with a weapon or firearm
“He was arrested while trying to hold up a liquor store.”
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Present participle for to cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
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Present participle for to keep a particular state constant or consistent
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Present participle for to be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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Present participle for endure
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Present participle for to be consistent with expectation
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Present participle for to cause to come to an end
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Present participle for to extort something, especially money, from someone by putting them under strong pressure
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Present participle for to be sensible, coherent, reasonable
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Present participle for to prohibit or interdict the use, participation or inclusion of
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Present participle for to extend or make longer
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Present participle for to lift, raise, or set in an upright position
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Present participle for to advise as the best course or choice
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(of an action or remark) Present participle for to be accepted without scrutiny
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Present participle for to substantiate or prove the truth of something
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Present participle for to ambush
Noun
Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
Noun
The action or process of reinforcing or strengthening
Noun
The ability to withstand prolonged hardship
Adjective
Analytically correct or accurate
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