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holdupnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhoʊldˌʌp/
  • holdup noun [C] (DELAY)

a ​delay: A ​likelyreason for the holdup is ​politicalpressure from the fish-farming ​industry.
  • holdup noun [C] (CRIME)

a ​crime in which a ​person or ​groupdemandsmoney, using ​weapons and ​threats of ​violence: Robbers got away with $1000 in a holdup of the ​bank.
(Definition of holdup from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “holdup”
in Chinese (Simplified) 保持强壮, 保持成功…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保持強壯, 保持成功…
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