hold up

Definition

phrasal verb
  1. to stay at a high level
    ExamplesShare prices have held up well. • Sales held up during the tourist season.
  2. to delay something
    ExamplesThe shipment has been held up at customs. • Payment will be held up until the contract has been signed. • The strike will hold up dispatch for some weeks. • The employees are holding up production as a form of protest against poor conditions.

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