- hold up
hold up vt: to make the victim of a holdup: rob at gunpoint
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
- hold up
adjourn, arrest, arrest temporarily, be dilatory, block, brake, bring to a standstill, call a halt, call off, cause a stoppage, cause to arrive late, cause to move with undue slowness, cause to put off to a later time, check, contain, control, cumber, curb, decelerate, defer, detain, deter, detinere, encumber, filibuster, gain time, halt, hamper, hinder, hold in abeyance, impede, impede the progress of, incommode, inconvenience, inhibit, interfere, interrupt, intervene, keep one waiting, keep pending, lay aside, lay under restraint, obstruct, pigeonhole, postpone, procrastinate, prolong, protract, push aside, put a stop to, put aside, put off, put off to a future time, put under restraint, repress, reserve, resist, restrain, retard, retinere, set aside, set one back, shelve, slacken, slow up, stall, stand in the way, stave off, stop, suppress, suspend, table, tardare, thwart, undermine, upset, withhold
abscond with, abstract, appropriate, carry away, carry off, commit robbery, compilare, depredate, despoil, divert, eripere, expilare, impress, make off with, maraud, misappropriate, pickeer, pilfer, pillage, pirate, plunder, poach, purloin, reave, reive, remove, rob, run off with, sack, spirit away, spoil, stick up, take away, take by theft, take dishonestly, take feloniously, take possession of, take wrongfully, thieve, walk off with, withdraw
bear (support), clog, cohere (adhere), curb, defer (put off), delay, detain (restrain), deter, elevate, encumber (hinder), heighten (elevate), impede, keep (restrain), last, maintain (sustain), manifest, procrastinate, promote (organize), protract (prolong), remit (relax), resist (withstand), rob, stall, steal, uphold
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006