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English noun: holdup

1. holdup (act) robbery at gunpoint

Synonymsarmed robbery, heist, stickup

Broader (hypernym)robbery

2. holdup (act) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time


Broader (hypernym)inactivity

Narrower (hyponym)break, cunctation, dalliance, dawdling, deferment, deferral, demurrage, disruption, filibuster, forbearance, gap, interruption, lag, lingering, postponement, procrastination, retardation, shillyshally, slowdown, tarriance, trifling

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