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Portuguese translation of “hold something/someone up”

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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
atrasar algo/alguém
Sorry I’m late – I got held up in traffic.
(Definition of hold something/someone up from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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