hold sb/sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “hold sb/sth up” in the English Dictionary

"hold sb/sth up" in Business English

See all translations

hold sb/sth up

phrasal verb with hold uk   us   /həʊld/ verb (held, held)
to stop something getting somewhere, or making progress: The documents were held up in the post, so the sale was delayed. I was held up by traffic and arrived half an hour late at the meeting. The problems with the new system would hold up the project.
(Definition of hold sb/sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold sb/sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 延誤, 耽搁,延误…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延誤, 耽擱,延誤…
What is the pronunciation of hold sb/sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“hold sb/sth up” in British English

    A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
    A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
    by ,
    May 04, 2016
    by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

    Read More 

    Word of the Day

    droid

    a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

    Word of the Day

    trigger warning noun
    trigger warning noun
    May 02, 2016
    a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

    Read More