Definition of hold up in English:

hold up

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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