Definition of Holdup

1. Noun. Robbery at gunpoint.

Exact synonyms: Armed Robbery, Heist, Stickup
Generic synonyms: Robbery
Derivative terms: Heist, Hold Up, Stick Up



2. Noun. The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time.

Definition of Holdup

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hold-up) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Holdup

1. a delay [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holdup

holdings
holdoff
holdoffs
holdout
holdouts
holdover
holdovers
holds
holds a candle
holds back
holds fire
holds off
holds out
holds true
holds up
holdup (current term)
holdup man
holdups
hole
hole-and-corner
hole-and-corner(a)
hole-in-corner
hole-in-the-wall
hole-in-the-walls
hole card
hole cards
hole in one
hole in retina
hole in the ground
hole out

Literary usage of Holdup

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1. History of Wyandotte County, Kansas: And Its People by Perl Wilbur Morgan (1911)
"A holdup isn 'ta circumstance alongside of some of the experiences the pioneer railroaders had with Indians in the early days of the old "KP" and the Santa ..."

2. Through the Shadows with O. Henry by Al Jennings (1921)
"CHAPTER VII Planning a holdup; terrors of a novice; the train-robbery; a bloodless victory; division of the spoils; new threat of peril. ..."

3. When the Lights Go Out, and Never Come Back On: Nuclear Terrorism in America by Bruce Hoffman, United States Dept. of Energy, Rand Corporation (1987)
"... memb disciplined and its limited membership makes it virtually impos; connection with the Brinks holdup reflected the security precau ..."

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