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English definition of “hold up something/someone”

hold up something/someone

verb phrasal verb with hold  /hoʊld/ ( past tense and past participle held  /held/) us  

(GIVE EXAMPLE)

to offer something or someone as an example: Her parents always held her sister up to her as the kind of person she should be.
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