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hold up (>Vietnamese)

v

1: be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?" [syn: hold, support, sustain]

2: hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

3: cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform" [syn: delay, detain] [ant: rush]

4: rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat [syn: stick up]

5: continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" [syn: survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold out]

6: resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held" [syn: defy, withstand, hold]

7: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water" [syn: stand up, hold water]

Adjacent words: hold open | hold out | hold over | hold still for | hold sway | hold the line | hold tight | hold up | hold water | holdall | hold-down | holder | holdfast | holding | holding cell | holding company

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