Holdup
Holdup Hold"up (h[=o]ld"[u^]p`), n. 1. a robbery, usually at gunpoint. [PJC]

2. a delay. ``What's the holdup?'' [PJC]

3. {highway robbery}[2]. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • holdup — ☆ holdup [hōld′up΄ ] n. 1. a stoppage; delay or hindrance 2. the act of stopping forcibly and robbing 3. Informal the act of overcharging 4. Chem. a) the amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of… …   English World dictionary

  • holdup — {n.} 1. Robbery. * /John fell victim to a highway holdup./ 2. A delay, as on a crowded highway. * /Boy we re late! What s causing this holdup?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • holdup — /hohld up /, n. 1. a forcible stopping and robbing of a person. 2. a stop or delay in the progress of something: There was a holdup in the construction of the bridge. 3. an instance of being charged excessively. [1830 40, Amer.; n. use of v.… …   Universalium

  • holdup — noun 1) I ran into a series of holdups Syn: delay, setback, hitch, snag, obstruction, difficulty, problem, trouble, stumbling block; informal tie up, logjam; traffic jam, gridlock, bottleneck, roadblock; snarl up, glitch …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • holdup — noun Date: 1837 1. delay 2. a robbery carried out at gunpoint …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Holdup — Vol (droit) « Hold up » redirige ici. Pour le film franco canadien, voir Hold up (film). Le vol est la soustraction frauduleuse de la chose d autrui[1]. Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

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