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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Robbery at gunpoint; The act of delaying.

Usage examples (37)
  • We understand the holdup is visas for his wife and children.
  • I know some of you might be wondering what the holdup is on my getting a regular podcast going.
  • The main holdup at the moment is that my current landlord is away so we haven't got our references through yet.
  • The main holdup of the announcement was settling a potential territorial dispute with the nearby Wilmington (Del.) for more
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  • The bank teller was able to "hold up" (to delay) the "holdup" (robbery) until the police arrived.
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