hold sb/sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hold sb/sth up" in British English

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hold sb/sth up

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)

hold sb/sth up (DELAY)

B1 to ​delay someone or something: Traffic was ​held up for several ​hours by the ​accident.

hold sb/sth up (STEAL)

to ​steal from someone using ​violence or the ​threat of ​violence: They ​held the same ​bank up ​twice in one ​week. He was ​held up at ​gunpoint by a ​gang of ​maskedyouths.
(Definition of hold sb/sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hold sb/sth up" in Business English

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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…
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