hold-up ( hold-ups plural )
1 n-count A hold-up is a situation in which someone is threatened with a weapon in order to make them hand over money or valuables.
2 n-count A hold-up is something which causes a delay.
3 n-count A hold-up is the stopping or very slow movement of traffic, sometimes caused by an accident which happened earlier.
They arrived late due to a motorway hold-up.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 bottleneck, delay, difficulty, hitch, obstruction, setback, snag, stoppage, traffic jam, trouble, wait
2 burglary, mugging (informal) robbery, steaming (informal) stick-up (slang, chiefly U.S.) theft
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