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Italian translation of “hold something/someone up”

hold something/someone up

phrasal verb with hold
 
/həʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held)
B1 to make something or someone slow or late
bloccare qualcosa/qualcuno, (far) ritardare qualcosa/qualcuno, trattenere qualcosa/qualcuno
Sorry I’m late – I got held up in traffic.
(Definition of hold something/someone up from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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