(third-person singular simple present holds up, present participle holding up, simple past and past participle held up)
- (idiomatic) To wait or delay.
- What is holding up traffic?
- Hold up a minute. I want to check something.
- To support or lift.
- Hold up the table while I slide this underneath.
- (idiomatic) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive.
- hold up to scrutiny
- hold up to heavy use
- (idiomatic) to fulfil / fulfill or complete one's part of an agreement
- I don't think he's holding up his end of the bargain.
- (idiomatic) to rob at gunpoint
- The guy tried to hold up a bank.
- To impede; detain.
- I've got to be to work now. Why are you holding me up?