hold up

  1. Be the physical support of;
    Carry the weight of (synset 201219607)
    "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
  2. Hold up something as an example;
    Hold up one's achievements for admiration (synset 202146032)
  3. Cause to be slowed down or delayed (synset 200460731)
    "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
  4. Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat (synset 202282293)
  5. Continue to live and avoid dying (synset 202624202)
    "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"; "One crash victim died, the other lived"
  6. Resist or confront with resistance (synset 202712676)
    "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
  7. Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc. (synset 202624768)
    "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

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