Translation of "hold something/someone up" - English-Portuguese 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

atrasar algo/alguém
Sorry I’m late – I got held up in traffic.

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