Meaning of “hold up something/someone” in the English Dictionary


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hold up something/someone

phrasal verb with hold us /hoʊld/ verb past tense and past participle held /held/


to offer something or someone as an example:

Her parents always held her sister up to her as the kind of person she should be.

(Definition of “hold up something/someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)