Definitions of hold-up:
  • noun:   (colloquial) A delay or wait.
  • noun:   A robbery at gunpoint.
  • noun:   (bridge) The holding back of a card that could win a trick in order to use it later.
  • noun:   (in the plural) Women's stockings designed to be worn without suspenders.
  • noun:   (military) The inventory of nuclear material within a separation plant.

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