Definitions of holdup
  1. noun
    the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    synonyms: delay
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    break, disruption, gap, interruption
    an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
    a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting
    deferment, deferral, postponement
    act of putting off to a future time
    cunctation, procrastination, shillyshally
    the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
    lag, retardation, slowdown
    the act of slowing down or falling behind
    dalliance, dawdling, trifling
    the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
    (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
    lingering, tarriance
    the act of tarrying
    cut-in, insert
    (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
    cut-in, insert
    (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program
    the act of postponing to another time or place
    interjection, interpellation, interpolation, interposition
    the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
    abruption, breaking off
    an instance of sudden interruption
    barracking, heckling
    shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
    type of:
    being inactive; being less active
  2. noun
    robbery at gunpoint
    synonyms: armed robbery, heist, stickup
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    larceny by threat of violence
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