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hold sth up

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

phrasal verb with hold uk   us   /həʊld/ verb (held, held)
to not do something immediately: They held up releasing specifications until the patents were granted.
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