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Meaning of HOLDUP

Pronunciation:  'howld`up

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  robbery at gunpoint
  2. [n]  the act of delaying

HOLDUP is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: armed robbery, delay, heist, stickup
 See Also: break, cunctation, dalliance, dawdling, deferment, deferral, demurrage, disruption, filibuster, forbearance, gap, inactivity, interruption, lag, lingering, postponement, procrastination, retardation, robbery, shillyshally, slowdown, tarriance, trifling, wasting time



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: afterthought, armed robbery, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, asportation, assault and robbery, banditry, bank robbery, bind, block, blockage, blocking, bureaucratic delay, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, check, clogging, closing up, closure, constriction, cramp, dead time, deceleration, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, detainment, detention, double take, drag, dragging, ease-off, ease-up, exploitation, extortion, fixation, flagging, foot-dragging, gain, halt, hampering, hang-up, heist, highway robbery, hijacking, hindering, hindrance, holdback, hysteresis, impediment, inhibition, interference, interim, interruption, jam, lag, lagging, let, letdown, letup, loan-sharking, logjam, minus acceleration, moratorium, mugging, negativism, nuisance value, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, output lag, overassessment, overcharge, paperasserie, pause, pocket picking, process lag, purse snatching, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, repression, reprieve, resistance, respite, restraint, restriction, retardance, retardation, retardment, robbery, robbing, setback, shylocking, slackening, slack-up, slowdown, slowing, slowing down, slowness, slowup, slow-up, squeeze, stay, stay of execution, stickup, stickup job, stop, stoppage, stranglehold, stricture, suppression, surcharge, suspension, throughput, tie-up, time constants, time lag, time lead, usury, wait