[v] cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"
[v] be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
[v] hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
[v] rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
[v] continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
[v] resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
[v] resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
defy, delay, detain, endure, go, hold, hold, hold out, last, live, live on, stick up, support, survive, sustain, withstand