holdup

[ hohld-uhp ]
/ ˈhoʊldˌʌp /

noun

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.

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Origin of holdup

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