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hold up 1

Remain strong or vigorous: the Labour vote held up well
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  • The counting of postal votes shows 6,000 votes already cast with our vote holding up well.
  • At the last general election the Labour vote held up best in the party's marginal seats.
  • Whether it will hold up under the latest media onslaught remains to be seen.
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Hay 2 definiciones de hold up en inglés:

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hold-up 2 Saltos de línea: hold-up
Pronunciación: /ˈhəʊldʌp/


1A situation that causes delay: the road closure will cause lengthy hold-ups
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  • Lengthy traffic jams and hold-ups are now a daily norm with an estimated 700 plus vehicles being carried on this roadway at evening peak time.
  • The A64 hold-ups delay deliveries and meetings.
  • If someone already has half a day to spare to make this journey, they are not going to be so worried at losing the time they already build into their journeys to account for the delays and hold-ups they expect to encounter.
delay, setback, hitch, snag, difficulty, problem, issue, trouble, wait, waiting period, stoppage;
informal snarl-up, glitch, hiccup
2A robbery conducted with the use of threats or violence: the shocked victims of an armed hold-up
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She said a ‘real spate’ of armed hold-ups, burglaries and car thefts had left the local community feeling scared and vulnerable.
  • In this exploration of armed hold-ups, convicted armed robbers speak candidly about how they conduct their crimes and about the terror that they deliberately create.
  • Many burglaries, hold-ups and car thefts are also never properly investigated.
robbery, raid, armed robbery, armed raid, theft, burglary, mugging
informal stick-up, snatch
North American informal heist
3 (usually hold-ups) A stocking held up by an elasticated top rather than by suspenders.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • For the most glamorous evenings choose from back seam hold-ups and spot mesh tights or lace top stockings and hold ups to complete the look.
  • I wear hold ups and they really do stay up plus they are so much better than tights for comfort and practicalities.
  • Whether I wear hold ups or tights depends almost entirely on what I have clean and in the right colour!
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