- Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.
- usage: "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror"
- Hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration.
- Cause to be slowed down or delayed.
- usage: "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
- Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat.
- synonyms: stick up
- Continue to live through hardship or adversity.
- usage: "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"
- Resist or confront with resistance.
- usage: "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
- Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc..
- usage: "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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