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Meaning of HOLDUP

Pronunciation:  'howld`up

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 

 

 

 

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