Translation of "hold something/someone up" - English-Italian dictionary

hold something/someone up

phrasal verb with hold uk /həʊld/ us /hoʊld/ 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. Scusa del ritardo – sono rimasto bloccato nel traffico.

(Translation of “hold something/someone up” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)