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Synonyms for hold up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hold, support, sustain, hold up(verb)

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    take, hold in, hold out, make, endure, fend for, affirm, view as, underpin, carry, book, concur, have, maintain, hold, last, moderate, sustain, corroborate, confirm, retain, nourish, nurse, defy, support, go, stick up, keep up, patronise, guard, prevail, declare, withstand, adjudge, tolerate, indorse, accommodate, abide, control, prolong, stomach, harbour, patronage, live, reserve, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, take hold, go for, patronize, deem, apply, stand up, obtain, substantiate, survive, get, bind, stand, have got, entertain, plunk for, live on, curb, back, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, throw, arrest, hold water, contain, back up, suffer, bear, nurture, subscribe, take for, harbor, detain, defend, put up, confine, keep going, bear out, admit, digest, plump for, endorse, halt, obligate, agree, delay

  2. hold up(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    go, live, detain, stick up, last, delay, support, hold out, hold, sustain, live on, hold water, endure, stand up, withstand, defy, survive

  3. delay, detain, hold up(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go, live, detain, stick up, stay, last, delay, confine, hold out, hold, sustain, hold water, live on, support, check, retard, endure, stand up, withstand, defy, survive

  4. hold up, stick up(verb)

    rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

    Synonyms:
    go, live, detain, stick up, last, delay, support, hold out, hold, sustain, live on, hold water, endure, stand up, withstand, defy, survive

  5. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out(verb)

    continue to live through hardship or adversity

    "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?"

    Synonyms:
    subsist, perish, give way, hold out, run, endure, lead, experience, give out, conk out, operate, travel, hold, function, die, sustain, stretch forth, last, go away, weather, prevail, go, brave out, rifle, defy, persist, run low, stick up, plump, digest, stomach, hold water, break, pass away, drop dead, withstand, stretch out, tolerate, abide, blend in, run short, get going, locomote, pull through, be, come through, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, stick out, brook, stand up, bear, fit, suffer, pull round, outlast, populate, inhabit, belong, dwell, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, get, stand, expire, become, exist, live on, croak, move, choke, pop off, sound, make it, wear, extend, start, depart, decease, outlive, pass, proceed, break down, exit, conk, fail, buy the farm, detain, put out, know, brave, put up, exsert, snuff it, resist, support, die hard, stand firm, work, delay

  6. defy, withstand, hold, hold up(verb)

    resist or confront with resistance

    "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, stand up, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, hold out, take hold, bind, defy, arrest, dare, live, take, have, concord, survive, live on, check, make, take for, go for, stand firm, keep, defend, control, harbor, deem, throw, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, stick up, last, confine, hold water, have got, go, endure, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, hold in, delay, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, refuse, resist, detain, bear

  7. stand up, hold up, hold water(verb)

    resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

    "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

    Synonyms:
    rise, bristle, delay, detain, stick up, stand, last, withstand, support, hold out, get up, arise, sustain, hold, live on, hold water, place upright, live, stand up, defy, uprise, survive, go, endure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hold up

    Support and sustain alike signify to hold up or keep up, to prevent from falling or sinking; but sustain has a special sense of continuous exertion or of great strength continuously exerted, as when we speak of sustained endeavor or a sustained note; a flower is supported by the stem or a temple-roof by arches; the foundations of a great building sustain an enormous pressure; to sustain life implies a greater exigency and need than to support life; to say one is sustained under affliction is to say more both of the severity of the trial and the completeness of the upholding than if we say he is supported. To bear is the most general word, denoting all holding up or keeping up of any object, whether in rest or motion; in the derived senses it refers to something that is a tax upon strength or endurance; as, to bear a strain; to bear pain or grief. To maintain is to keep in a state or condition, especially in an excellent and desirable condition; as, to maintain health or reputation; to maintain one's position; to maintain a cause or proposition is to hold it against opposition or difficulty. To support may be partial, to maintain is complete; maintain is a word of more dignity than support; a man supports his family; a state maintains an army or navy. To prop is always partial, signifying to add support to something that is insecure. Compare ABET; ENDURE; KEEP.

    Synonyms:
    bear, carry, cherish, keep, keep up, maintain, prop, support, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    abandon, betray, break down, cast down, demolish, desert, destroy, drop, let go, overthrow, throw down, wreck

    Preposition:
    The roof is supported by, on, or upon pillars; the family was supported on or upon a pittance, or by charity.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hold up

    Synonyms:
    clear up, cease raining

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  1. David Gerleman:

    I'd like to see him run. I'd like to see how he does hold up on the campaign trail, just Debbie Feke know, the age thing, let's face it. The older David Gerleman get the more likely something like a heart attack or a stroke or something like that could occur and depending on who Former Vice President Joe Biden... that could be a crisis. It's just reality.

  2. Americo De Grazia:

    Workers recruited to be drillers end up as bandits who kill, rob, and hold up their colleagues or steal equipment, they're turning the oil industry into a no man's land where no one can instill order.

  3. Stephan Winkelmann:

    These cars are the last ones to hold up the flag of power, the maximum you can imagine from an internal combustion engine, therefore these cars will rise in price, big time.

  4. Dianne Feinstein:

    One of the things Jim Comey said to us, well, one of the reasons for... holding the Hillary Clinton press conference 11 days before the election, was there was such great interest in this, well, let me tell you, when Russia hacks into our election systems, there's exceptional interest in that too. So that argument doesn't hold up. But Jim Comey is so sure that Jim Comey did the right thing and maybe I would say it wasn't the right thing if there was new information.

  5. Haley Brink:

    It was very loud. The hail was pelting the house, hitting the windows, we were just hoping that the windows were going to hold up and wouldn't break, at one point it was so loud that you couldn't hear a person ten feet away from you talking without yelling.

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Translations for hold up

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  • أصمدArabic
  • αργώGreek
  • aguaitar, cumplir, mantener, esperar, sostenerSpanish
  • nostaa, täyttää, ryöstää, kestää, viivästyttää, kohottaa, viivästyäFinnish
  • sollevare, fronteggiare, alzare, mantenere, rallentare, frenare, ritardare, attenersi, aspettare, rapinare, sostenereItalian
  • opóźnić, wstrzymaćPolish
  • întârzia, înfrunta, prăda, jefui, stăviliRomanian
  • 耽誤Chinese

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