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hold up

verb as in postpone

verb as in rob

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Guys with a lot of muscle sometimes find it hard to hold up all that weight.

Meanwhile, Goostman is unable to hold up his end of the conversation.

But a criminal case has been hard to develop that would hold up in court.

Letterman, however, was oblivious to this—which certainly seems to hold up based on his frazzled reaction in this clip.

If these results hold up—and they may very well—then we will have learned something very important about the early cosmos.

Now let me hold up my Head a little, and then we shall see how far the Features hit me!

Had put on her Sunday gown, and had nothing to do now but hold up her head high, and sup her soup out of a silver spoon.

Ill never be able to hold up my head again if its not liked, Jess pursued.

Toward that pedal that sounded the hold-up alarm, flashing it right to local police headquarters.

The kind they turn off the assembly line to hold up the fronts of pool parlors.


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On this page you'll find 185 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hold-up, such as: boost, hike, increment, accession, accretion, and addition.

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