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  • verbpostpone
  • verbrob

synonyms for hold up

  • delay
  • detain
  • hinder
  • impede
  • interrupt
  • stay
  • stop
  • suspend
  • hold off
  • interfere
  • pause
  • prorogue
  • retard
  • set back
  • slow down
  • waive
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antonyms for hold up

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • further
  • help
  • permit
  • promote
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    How to use hold up in a sentence

    What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
    THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
    In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
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    I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
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    WORDS RELATED TO HOLD UP

    • curb
    • defer
    • delay
    • discontinue
    • hold off
    • hold over
    • hold up
    • postpone
    • prorogue
    • put off
    • recess
    • restrain
    • shelve
    • stay
    • suspend
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