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English definition of “hold-up”

hold-up

noun [C] (CRIME)    /ˈhəʊld.ʌp/ US  /ˈhoʊld-/
an occasion when someone steals from someone else using violence or the threat of violence: In the hold-up, a masked youth threatened the bank staff with a gun.Stealing
(Definition of hold-up noun (CRIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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