Definitions of holdup

n the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

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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

n robbery at gunpoint

armed robbery, heist, stickup
Type of:
larceny by threat of violence

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