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English definition of “hold up something/someone”

hold up something/someone

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