What is hold up?

  • (verb): Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.
    Synonyms: hold, support, sustain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold:

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 the ... or any other general he could find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... He wrote a message to Miles that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
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 ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... 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 ...

More definitions of "hold up":

  • (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.
  • (verb): Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc..
    Example: "Her shoes won't hold up"
    Synonyms: stand up, hold water
  • (verb): Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat.
    Synonyms: stick up

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    What I am, and what I think, is conveyed to you, in spite of my efforts to hold it back.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now,
    was and is, to hold as ‘twere the mirror up to nature: to show
    virtue her feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and
    body of the time his form and pressure.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)