Meaning of “hold-up” - Learner’s Dictionary

hold-up

noun [ C ] mainly UK (US holdup) uk us /ˈhəʊldʌp/
MAKES YOU LATE

something that slows you down or makes you late:

There were several hold-ups on the motorway.
CRIME

an occasion when someone steals money from a bank, shop, or vehicle using force

(Definition of “hold-up” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)