[ hohld-uhp ]
/ ˈhoʊldˌʌp /


a forcible stopping and robbing of a person.
a stop or delay in the progress of something: There was a holdup in the construction of the bridge.
an instance of being charged excessively.

Nearby words

  1. holding paddock,
  2. holding pattern,
  3. holding tank,
  4. holdout,
  5. holdover,
  6. holdup man,
  7. hole,
  8. hole card,
  9. hole in one,
  10. hole in the heart

Origin of holdup

1830–40, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hold up

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