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holds up

verb as in postpone

verb as in rob

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Example Sentences

I went back and watched some early episodes, and I think the show really holds up.

He holds up his right hand—“A short chop right above the bridge of the nose”—and gives up a laugh.

And now Persecuted holds up a mirror to the perilous situation facing increasingly disenfranchised Christians in modern America.

Because there are no cellphones in it, it actually holds up better than some other films.

Besides which, have you noticed that all the Republican hoo-ha about these alleged horror stories never holds up on examination?

She holds up an ideal of a higher type—a woman who shall be man's intellectual companion, and his helper in the battle of life.

If the track holds up until we can start the freight traffic running, it's as much as we expect.

A normal baby holds up its head at four months and should be able to sit erect at six months.

Quite impartially, and with consummate wit, Jerrold holds up to ridicule the chauvinisme of the two nations.

It is very difficult to believe that Mr. Whistler is not openly laughing at us when he holds up before us such a piece as this.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hold up, such as: delay, detain, hinder, impede, interrupt, and stay.

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