What is hold up?

  • (verb): Resist or confront with resistance.
    Synonyms: defy, withstand, hold
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold:

Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
4.9 Communist T Keenan 368 0.8 0.0 Majority 8,059 17.8 -4.3 Labour hold General Election October 1974 Eccles Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Lewis Carter-Jones 22,328 53.3 +3.9 ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
... Dinah Grice 80 0.2 N/A Majority 1,606 4.7 Turnout 34,497 51.4 −24.4 Conservative hold Swing General Election 1997 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes. 1,185 2.4 Turnout 49,450 75.8 Conservative hold Swing −9.1 General Election 1992 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 31,625 51.0 −0.1 Labour Ms ... Pollard 107 0.2 N/A Majority 12,697 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
Falmouth And Camborne (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1950s
... Gibson 7,890 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1955 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 21,587 ... King 20,540 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1951 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 20,850 Conservative Nigel Nicolson 19,847 ...
Battle Of Harpers Ferry - Battle - September 13
... He exclaimed, "I am ordered to hold this place and God damn my soul to hell if I don't." In fact, Jackson's and Miles's forces to the west of town were roughly equal, but ... to McClellan, or any other general he could find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... to Miles that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... Workers Revolutionary R Lugg 168 0.3 Majority 4,105 6.9 Turnout 74.3 Labour hold Swing General Election October 1974 Feltham and Heston Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Russell ...

More definitions of "hold up":

  • (verb): Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat.
    Synonyms: stick up
  • (verb): Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc..
    Example: "Her shoes won't hold up"
    Synonyms: stand up, hold water
  • (verb): Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.
    Synonyms: hold, support, sustain
  • (verb): Cause to be slowed down or delayed.
    Synonyms: delay, detain
  • (verb): Hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration.

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident:
    That ostracism, both political and moral, has
    Its place in the twentieth-century scheme of things....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Protestantism has the method of Jesus with His secret too much left out of mind; Catholicism has His secret with His method too much left out of mind; neither has His unerring balance, His intuition, His sweet reasonableness. But both have hold of a great truth, and get from it a great power.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)