Hold up
Hold up Hold up (h[=o]ld [u^]p"), v. t. 1. To rob, usually at gunpoint or knifepoint. [PJC]

2. To delay; as, bad weather held up the satellite launch for two days. [PJC]


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  • hold-up — [ ɔldɶp ] n. m. inv. • 1925; mot angl. amér., de to hold up one s hands « tenir les mains en l air » ♦ Anglic. Vol à main armée dans un lieu public. ⇒Fam. braquage. Hold up d une banque. Commettre un hold up. hold up n. m. inv. (Anglicisme)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hold up — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold up — {v.} 1. To raise; lift. * /John held up his hand./ 2. To support; hear; carry. * /The chair was too weak to hold up Mrs. Smith./ 3. To show; call attention to; exhibit. * /The teacher held up excellent models of composition for her class to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold up — {v.} 1. To raise; lift. * /John held up his hand./ 2. To support; hear; carry. * /The chair was too weak to hold up Mrs. Smith./ 3. To show; call attention to; exhibit. * /The teacher held up excellent models of composition for her class to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold-up — ˈhold up noun [countable] TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING a delay, for example in transport or production: • motorway holdups * * * hold up UK US /ˈhəʊldʌp/ noun [C] ► a delay that prevents something from happening …   Financial and business terms

  • hold-up — n 1.) a situation that stops something from happening or making progress = ↑delay ▪ traffic hold ups on the highway ▪ Despite the odd hold up, we finished on time. 2.) informal an attempt to rob a place or person by threatening them with a weapon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold-up — hold ups also holdup 1) N COUNT A hold up is a situation in which someone is threatened with a weapon in order to make them hand over money or valuables. Syn: raid 2) N COUNT A hold up is something which causes a delay. 3) N COUNT A hold up is… …   English dictionary

  • hold up — vt: to make the victim of a holdup: rob at gunpoint Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. hold up I …   Law dictionary

  • Hold Up — Album par Saïan Supa Crew Sortie 2005 Genre Hip Hop Albums de Saïan Supa Crew …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hold up — (someone/something) 1. to delay someone or something. Traffic was held up for several hours by the accident. Sorry to hold you up, but my train was late. 2. to try to steal from a person or place by using violence. Two masked men held up the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • *hold-up — ● hold up nom masculin invariable (américain hold up, de hold up your hands !, haut les mains !) Agression à main armée, organisée en vue de dévaliser une banque, un bureau de poste, une bijouterie, etc …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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