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English definition of “hold-up”

hold-up

noun [C] mainly UK (US holdup)
 
 
/ˈhəʊldʌp/
MAKES YOU LATE something that slows you down or makes you late: There were several hold-ups on the motorway.Delaying and wasting time
CRIME an occasion when someone steals money from a bank, shop, or vehicle using forceStealing
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