Thesaurus / hold-up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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So they rode down to the hold-up herd in silence and parted without a word.
BAT WING BOWLESDANE COOLIDGE
Of course, we'll admit the first hold-up, but we won't stand for the second one.
RANSON'S FOLLYRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
Trent had sought refuge in the barn after the killing of his companion, Wister, in their hold-up of the Canadian Special train.
The very suddenness of the hold-up made it a complete success.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But either the hold-up was not mentioned or Charley wasn't interested.
FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERSF. SCOTT FITZGERALD
The hold-up of government created much anxiety, and trade and industry were affected.
The unfortunate part of it was that the tip I got was to the effect that the hold-up would take place just outside of Clayton.
I was in New York when Limber's letter reached me, telling about the hold-up, trial and conviction.
THE LONG DIM TRAILFORRESTINE C. HOOKER
You thought I ran out on you the night of the hold-up, but I didn't.
The hold-up had been real after all,—instead of a planned, joking affair.
THE CROSS-CUTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.