Definition of holdup noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    holdup

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈhoʊldʌp//
     
     
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  1. 1 a situation in which something is prevented from happening for a short time synonym delay What's the holdup? We should finish by tonight, barring any holdups.
  2. 2(also stick-up) an act of stealing from a bank, etc. using a gun a holdup at the local supermarket