Definition of 'hold up'
Example sentences containing 'hold-up'
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The deal had been held up for months by corruption claims and a tax dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Around Parramatta there were four break-ins, two bag-snatchings and an attempted bank hold-up during the forty-five-minute church service. MURDER SONGHe must have helped them work out the hold-up in the first place. THREE IN ONE
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Translations for 'hold up'
British English: hold up /həʊld ʌp/ VERB
If someone or something holds you up, they delay you.
Why were you holding everyone up?
- American English: hold up
- Arabic: يُعَطِّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: atrasar
- Chinese: 阻碍
- Croatian: zadržavati
- Czech: zdržet
- Danish: forsinke
- Dutch: ophouden vertragen
- European Spanish: retrasar
- Finnish: viivyttää
- French: retarder
- German: hochhalten
- Greek: καθυστερώ
- Italian: trattenere
- Japanese: 持ちこたえる
- Korean: 지연하다
- Norwegian: rekke opp
- Polish: podtrzymać
- European Portuguese: atrasar
- Romanian: a reține
- Russian: задерживать
- Latin American Spanish: retrasar
- Swedish: hålla upp
- Thai: ทำให้ชักช้า
- Turkish: gecikmek
- Ukrainian: затримувати
- Vietnamese: trì hoãn
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