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?"
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hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
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"
hold up, stick up(verb)
rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
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?"
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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"
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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"
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
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.
The roof is supported by, on, or upon pillars; the family was supported on or upon a pittance, or by charity.
How to use hold up in a sentence?
If we continue to see steady buying in financials and the materials and energy sectors hold up, the ASX could finish the final session for the week in positive territory.
He was the center of her universe, and I think when he died, we worried so much about how she'd hold up. But she always surprised me. Whenever the going got tough, President Reagan did just fine.
We think it’s important to measure achievement over longer periods to see if these results hold up or if there is a longer term impact.
The focusing muscle in your eye changes as you age. You can focus up close when you're 20 for hours at a time and have no problems. But that ability declines as you age, for people who aren't eager to have a medical appointment, the first thing is to try on some low-strength, over-the-counter reading glasses. Hold up something to read and pick the lowest number Rachel Bishop can comfortably read at the distance Rachel Bishop like to work.
We have used the reference of standards from Japan, the structure of the tunnel and the viaduct can hold up against a magnitude of 8 or equivalent.
Translations for hold up
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- 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
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