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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hold up

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hold up
      v 1: be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam
           holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while
           I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
           [syn: hold, support, sustain]
      2: hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements
         for admiration
      3: cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by
         the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't
         want to perform" [syn: delay, detain] [ant: rush]
      4: rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat [syn: stick
      5: continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and
         food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the
         backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through
         several very serious accidents" [syn: survive, last, live,
          live on, go, endure, hold out]
      6: resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied
         public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the
         greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held" [syn: defy, withstand,
      7: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't
         hold up"; "This theory won't hold water" [syn: stand up,
          hold water]