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hold up

(Delay), verb adjourn, arrest, arrest temmorarily, be dilatory, block, brake, bring to a standstill, call a halt, call off, cause a stoppage, cause to arrive late, cause to move with undue slowness, cause to put off to a later time, check, contain, control, cumber, curb, decelerate, defer, detain, deter, detinere, encumber, filibuster, gain time, halt, hamper, hinder, hold in abeyance, impede, immede the progress of, incommode, inconvenience, inhibit, interfere, interrupt, intervene, keep one waiting, keep pending, lay aside, lay under restraint, obstruct, postpone, procrastinate, prolong, protract, push aside, put a stop to, put aside, put off, put off to a future time, put under restraint, repress, reserve, resist, restrain, retard, retinere, set aside, set one back, shelve, slacken, slow up, stall, stand in the way, stave off, stop, suppress, suspend, table, tardare, thwart, undermine, upset, withhold

hold up

(Rob), verb abscond with, abstract, carry away, carry off, commit robbery, compilare, depredate, despoil, divert, eripere, expilare, impress, make off with, maraud, misappropriate, pickeer, pilfer, pillage, plunder, poach, purloin, reave, reive, remove, rob, run off with, sack, spirit away, spoil, stick up, take away, take by theft, take dishonestly, take feloniously, take possession of, take wrongfully, thieve, walk off with, withdraw
See also: adhere, bear, clog, cohere, curb, defer, delay, detain, deter, elevate, encumber, heighten, hinder, impede, keep, last, maintain, manifest, organize, procrastinate, prolong, promote, protract, relax, remit, resist, restrain, rob, stall, steal, support, sustain, uphold, withstand
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Money hold ups increased from 0.08 per cent of claims to 0.12 per cent, while malicious decreased from 30 per cent of claims to 28 per cent, Neil Mercier, property insurance manager at AXA, said: 'It's encouraging to see that the level of crime against businesses could be falling.
Originally designed to provide the comfort of stockings without the hassle, hold ups are certainly a great invention - but are some more likely to let you down than others?
AM Williams for action A55 hold ups "Any delays are regrettable but we would urge drivers to remember that safety improvements and maintenance works on the A55 are not only a reflection of the increased volume of traffic that use the route on a daily basis, but also of the commitment that the Welsh Assembly Government have placed in the economic prosperity of the region.