What is hold up?

  • (verb): Cause to be slowed down or delayed.
    Synonyms: delay, detain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold:

Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... 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 Kerr 26,611 49 ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
4.7 Turnout 34,497 51.4 −24.4 Conservative hold Swing General Election 1997 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 21,027 42.5 −8.5 Labour Mrs ... Napier 2,041 4.2 N/A Majority 1,185 2.4 Turnout 49,450 75.8 Conservative hold Swing −9.1 General Election 1992 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes. 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 Conservative P.P ... 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 Liberal Stuart Townend 4,343 ...
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 Miles was ignoring the threat from ... 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 ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
... Liberal G Knight 4,448 9.8 -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 ...

More definitions of "hold up":

  • (verb): Hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration.
  • (verb): Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.
    Synonyms: hold, support, sustain
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other’s heart.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.
    Henry James (1843–1916)