holdup holdup  /ˈhoʊl ˌdəp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) robbery at gunpoint
  2. (n) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At first the holdup in a suburban Boston bank seemed commonplace enough.
  2. In 1981 two policemen and a security guard were killed in the botched holdup of a Brinks truck.
  3. The victim was identified as Philbert Peyson, member of an organized gang of burglars, holdup menand possibly pirates.

News

  1. North Charleston suspect charged with shooting at man during holdup near Greyhound station on Dorchester Road

    A 23-year-old man is accused of shooting at another man during a holdup near the Greyhound bus station on Dorchester Road.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  2. North Charleston suspect charged with shooting at another man during holdup outside Greyhound station on Dorchester Road

    A 23-year-old man is accused of shooting at another man during a holdup near the Greyhound bus station on Dorchester Road.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Man Sentenced To 15+ Years For Convenience Store Holdup

    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka man will spend more than 15 years behind bars for a holdup at an east Topeka convenience store. Marvin Watts pleaded guilty in March to attempted first degree felony murder.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WIBW Topeka

Quotes

  1. "It's like a holdup! We reject this cheating," said Justine Kasavubu, spokeswoman for Bemba's coalition.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Joseph Kasavubu Source: Salon

  2. "We haven't quite finalized that. There have been discussions along that line, but so far that part of it hasn't been a holdup either," Flanagan said. "We're just working our way through some of the contract language."
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: Mike Flanagan Source: SI.com

  3. "I think it probably comes down to how much playing time Junior wants, and how much playing time they think they can give him," Buhner said. "Both sides have to sit down and talk that over. I think that would be the only holdup, really."
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Jay Buhner Source: MLB.com

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